Fremont debaters earn trip to nationals

Grubbs and Ramos also top speakers at Jan. tournament

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Fremont's debate team celebrates a fantastic showing at the New Year's Classic tournament at the University of California, Berkeley earlier this month.

Media Academy seniors Alex Grubbs and Maria Ramos have been selected as one of two debate teams to represent the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) at a national tournament in Washington D.C.

The two learned they had won a spot during the New Year’s Classic tournament at the University of California, Berkeley. They were selected by a committee of coaches from BAUDL.

Grubbs and Ramos took first and second place as individual speakers at the New Year’s tournament. The two were runners up to a Skyline team in that tournament.

They are coached by teachers Paul Strain and John Rim.