Elsie Allen High School won the high school division of the California Migrant Education Speech and Debate contest on May 14 in Ventura.
The Lobo debaters won in the Spanish language division and tackled the question of whether enforcement of immigration is solely a federal responsibility.
There were 15 teams in Elsie’s category, according to Joe Mendoza, director of Migrant Education for the Ventura County Office of Education which hosted the all day event.
“They are debating against the best teams in the state in terms of migrant ed,” he said.
Teams have to be prepared to debate both sides of the question and the winner is determined by which team emerges from six rounds of competition with the most points.
The Lobos brought home what school officials describe as a “massive trophy” as well as medals for team members.