Sidney Lanier High Class of 1969
- Ignacio Garcia
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Memories of Ignacio Garcia
Ignacio Garcia was the number one debater who went to state semi-finals and later became a history professor with an endowed chair Brigham Young University in Utah
Actually Rafael, Homer was the first debater, I was just second fiddle but we did make a run in the state debate team playoffs. During whole year we had never beaten a team that had a redhead. In the state quarterfinals we ran into a team in which both debaters were redheads. Needless to say, we never recovered and we lost. But we did beat some of the uppity teams from the north side and showed them that a couple of kids from Lanier could compete.
Ignacio was a member of the debate team at Lanier, but he distinguished himself in the area of academic writing. He has authored three books, two with University of Arizona Press, and one with Texas A & M University Press. His latest work is on the life of Gus Garcia and the fight for equal representation in jury selections. He was recently on PBS in 2009 and the film on his book has been shown across campuses in United States.