SM East debate duo of Luke Bledsoe and Jet Semrick win NCFL policy title in Milwaukee

Luke Bledsoe and Jet Semrick celebrated after winning the NCFL title in Milwaukee. Photo credit SM East Debate and Forensics.

High school debate tournaments are grueling endeavors — especially if you’re successful enough to advance into the final rounds.

So by the time graduated SM East seniors Luke Bledsoe and Jet Semrick were called to the stage of the National Catholic Forensic League awards ceremony in Milwaukee last weekend, they’d been through a big couple of days.