True Story. GDI Scholars is bomb. The scholar's program is subsidized and you are able to take advantage of some of the greatest debate minds in the country. Sarah Holbrooke, coaches a phenomenal team at The University of West Georgia and is said to be one of the best judges in the country. Russel can teach you how to cut "evidence-cards" that say just about any and everything, as well as good rebuttals. Buntin is uncannily smart and knowledgeable when it comes to critical literature, and Mike B. is just awesome. His insight in terms of in round strategies is scary. Not to mention all the fun you have. Scholars is definitely a program I think you should try, the lab leaders prepare you not only for debate on the high school national circuit, but for college debate as well. Not to mention the plethora of amazing lectures you get at Gonzaga by the multiple other great lab leaders. I know I'll never forget the four weeks I spent in Spokane. Cost+Superb Instruction+Great People=Worth a shot.