Unified School District debate teams continued their successful season January 20-21, with one team being named the runner-up at a state tournament in Lyons, Kan., while other local teams also moved far into the event.
“We had a great weekend at state debate last Friday and Saturday,” debate coach Amber Toth said.
Zach Humble, Seth Cross, Joe Adams and Isabella Provence with alternates Madison Toth and Emma Humble competed in the four-speaker event, and walked away the state runner-up after falling to Bishop Miege, who was named the champion of the tournament.
Four teams also competed in the two-speaker events, with three of those teams moving on to the double-octofinals out of the 70 teams. Teams Darby Toth and Rebekah Sweyko, and Chloe Studyvin and Dalton Womeldorff fell in that round, while Sara Al-Shawish and Tayton Majors advanced to the final 16 teams.
“Our kids had an amazing season and a tremendous state showing,” Toth said.