Personal Narrative: Joining The Douglas Debate Team

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S. Robson Walton once said, “I learned from my dad that change and experimentation are constants and important. You have to keep trying new things.” During my freshman year of high school, I decided to join the Douglas Debate team. At first, I didn’t want to be a member of the team in the slightest. It didn’t seem like something I would be too interested in. During the Denver tournament I realized I was starting to like it. Exploring Denver was one of the best times I have ever had with the team, it was truly amazing. After a few months I realized I really did enjoy Debate, and I was really good at it. I was really glad I ended up It giving it a try. Over the last three years Debate has become one of the most important things in my life.
When I first got into high school, I did not want to join the Douglas Debate Team at all. In fact, the only reason I did was because I was part of the class. I remember the first day very vividly. I was sitting in the last seat of the second to last row, and I was listening to Mr. Mraz rant about Debate and the work needed to be successful. “Debate is a lot of work. There is probably more work needed to be successful in my class than
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At the beginning of my freshman year in high school I decided to join the Douglas Debate team. At first it wasn’t really by choice, I just happened to get stuck in that class and had to compete. I didn 't want to be on the team. It just wasn 't something the spiked my interest. I traveled and competed in a few tournaments. It wasn’t till the Denver tournament when I realized I was starting to enjoy Debate. Exploring Denver with the team was truly amazing. I had such a good time with them, and I made memories that will last a lifetime. After a few months of being on the team I realized I was actually a good debater, and I really did enjoy competing. I found something I am very passionate about, and something I have a true talent for. One could say the moral to this story is always keep trying new
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