Debate changes the way students think. It gives them skills that they will use throughout their careers.
Over the last three decades, the Greenhill Debate Team has amassed a level of success on the state, regional and national levels that is virtually unparalled. Under the steadfast leadership of Director of Debate & Speech Aaron Timmons and Associate Director of Debate Eric Forslund, the program continues to grow, and even surpass, the accomplishments of previous seasons.
The success of the debate program has increased Greenhill's exposure, not only in Dallas, but nationally and internationally. Aaron Timmons' perspective stretches far and wide. "Our program is increasing the academic reputation and perception of the School. Students who are skilled in debate not only help the Greenhill community, but they also help the broader national community."
This past weekend, members of the Greenhill Debate Team qualified for a spot at the National Debate & Speech Tournament after competing at the Lone Star District Tournament, which is considered one of the most competitive in the country.
Former Greenhill student Bennett Eckert '16 captured the Lincoln Douglas national championship crown at the National Speech & Debate Association's Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, to cap off his incredible debate career.
Greenhill senior Bennett Eckert concluded his incredible debate career with a Lincoln Douglas national championship title at the National Speech and Debate Association's (NSDA) Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.