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Debate takes the Hallsville/Van Swing

Twelve debate students competed in the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament on August 27-28.

Twelve debate students competed in the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament on August 27-28.

Tami Parker

Twelve debate students competed in the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament on August 27-28.

Tami Parker

Tami Parker

Twelve debate students competed in the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament on August 27-28.

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor

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After only a week of school, the debate team competed in their first tournament of the year this past weekend. Competing in two separate tournaments with only 12 varsity students, the team placed second overall.

Below are the results from the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament.

Original Oratory:

  • Hallsville Tournament:  
    • Finalist:  2nd Place – Nate Wutzke
  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist:  1st Place – Nate Wutzke;  7th Place – Claire Ridgeway

Humorous Interp:

  • Hallsville Tournament:
    • Finalist:  4th Place – Clay Parker
  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist:  – 6th Place – Clay Parker

Dramatic Interp:

Hallsville Tournament:

    • Semi – Finalist:  Nate Wutzke
  • Van Tournament
    • Semi – Finalist:  – Morgan Garrett & Sonali Mehta

Poetry

  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist:  2nd Place – Sonali Mehta

Duet Interpretation

  • Hallsville Tournament:
    • Finalist:1st Place –  Sonali Mehta & Clay Parker
  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist:  2nd Place – Sonali Mehta & Clay Parker

 

Prose

  • Hallsville Tournament:
    • Finalist: 2nd Place – Sonali Mehta
  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist:  2nd Place – Sonali Mehta; 6th Place – Joe Cross

 

Duo Interp

  • Hallsville Tournament:
    • Finalist: 1st Place – Sonali Mehta & Nate Wutzke
  • Van Tournament
    • Finalist: 3rd Place – Sonali Mehta & Nate Wutzke

Congressional Debate

  • Van Tournament
    • 6th Place – Mason Golden

CX Debate

  • Van Tournament
    • Semi-Finals – (Top 4 Teams) – Jolen Martinez & Matthew Norwood

Bids for National Individual Tournament of Champions on May 8-10 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students need 2 bids to qualify.

  • Sonali Mehta & Clay Parker – 2 Bids – Qualified – DUET
  • Sonali Mehta & Nate Wutzke – 2 Bids – Qualified – DUO
  • Nate Wutzke – 1 Bid- OO 
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