Debate Team


Wheeling High School's debate team is one of the top programs in the country.

Head Coach: Mike Hurley
Asst. Coach: Mike Burke
Asst. Coach: Sandra Chico

Major Accomplishments

  • Nine State Team Titles from the Illinois Congressional Debate Association since 1997
  • Finished in the Top Three in Illinois every year but one since 1992
  • At IHSA, finished first twice and second three times since 2001
  • Numerous All-State winners in both IHSA and ICDA over the past 10 years
  • Has qualified Thirteen Individuals for Nationals since 1996
    • Zack Rosen (7th in 2007) and Lauren Linzmeier (9th in 2009) placed in the Top Nine in the Country