Debate @ Whitman

<p>What is the debate program like at Whitman? I have heard it is amazing!! I was on my school debate team freshman year, so I really hold zero knowledge about hard would it be for me to make the team?? Do they have a development team of anything along those lines???</p>

<p>Although I don't have first hand knowledge, I've heard that Whitman debate is amazing. Their coach, Jim Hanson, was the national coach of the year in 2003. Whitman teams have had great success nationally. From what I understand there is a development class, Rhetoric 121, I think. I've also heard their program attracks some top high school debaters, so there will be some impressive people to work with. The great thing about Whitman is that it's small enough to have room for students of varying experience.</p>