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Legacy Debate

“It is better to debate an issue without solving it than to solve it without debating it.”

Curious?  Inquisitive?  Got to Know?   Always asking Why?

Well you came to the right place!!!!!

The Key To Finding the Right Answers is Asking The Right Questions.

Legacy High School Debate Team extends to you the privilege of belonging to a fraternity of the best and brightest students who compete in intellectual argumentation and speech. You may have not yet considered the benefits that debate offers students who excel as you do:

The Debate Team is patterned after the structure of a gifted and talented program in a student centered environment.


Debate offers the opportunity to travel in competition at various college campuses and high schools. In the past 15 years my students have competed and won trophies in such places as Texas Tech, UNT, UT Austin, San Antonio, SMU, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and even won the “Silver Bowl Award” at Harvard University.


Debate goes beyond preparing students for the minimum requirements of The EOC exams with a goal of each student being better prepared for “Advanced Placement” courses and attaining choice college scholarships.   Overall, students become better educated and more involved citizens of our society as they compete in the academic arena.


Legacy Debate enhances the academic curriculum in at least three ways:

First, students learn to discuss, research and study important issues like military

intervention, cultural values, international politics, and human rights policies.

You will get to debate both government policies as well as philosophical values.

Second, students engage in more stimulating discussions in classes that they take

because they have had real world practice researching, studying, and

communicating about these important issues.  

Third, students turn in better research and analysis for papers because they have

practiced researching and organizing their work into the most effective manner

possible in a cooperative learning environment.


For more information on the benefits of debate see the following links: 

You have a unique opportunity to go head to head competing in a battle of wits with other students across the country. I hope you will consider joining us. There is a limited number of spaces offered on the team, so to ensure your place on the team, please contact your school counselor at your earliest convenience.


Howard R. Ritz

Communications Applications



Legacy High School

Cell: (940)782-8968


MISDMansfield ISD
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: 817.299.6300

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Mansfield, TX 76063
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