Junior Izzy Brandt Dominates the Debate Floor


Junior Izzy Brandt awarded Section IV Champion

Meghan Quinlan, Executive Editor

This school year has proven to be another successful debate season for Junior co-captain Izzy Brandt. Izzy placed first at the Section 4 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championship with a 5-1 record! She then moved on to the Minnesota State Debate Tournament at the University of Minnesota where she finished her season as a quarterfinalist and as the highest-ranking female Lincoln-Douglas debater in Minnesota. Throughout the season, Izzy placed top five in the varsity division of several tournaments and recieved the Brian Plunkett Memorial Award for Creative Debate, an award named after a former STA student given annually to one debater who exhibits innovative and unique arguments.