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Debate league reaches out to Houston’s underprivileged students

Debate league reaches out to Houston’s underprivileged students

Houston Chronicle When she joined her high school debate team, college didn’t seem like an option to Maria Alfaro. She came from a single-parent home, had a recently expired visa and was disappointed by what she’d seen of the “American dream.” But when her Costa Rican mother told her, “You have to keep going,” and her debate coach encouraged her to apply for scholarships at the University of Houston, she