Did Brutus go to a small high school? I find it hard to believe they'd keep a debate class with only one student. Unless it was an after-school program that Brutus did, if there's only one student in class then the school just shrugs and goes "Well, I guess there isn't going to be a debate team this year."
I can't see Brutus being any good at debating. I mean, we've all seen the way Gladys, Veeblefester, Mother Gargle, Wilberforce, and the woman at the diner just rake Brutus over the coals.