Debate Coach gives update on USD 234 debate teams

Submitted by: Amber Toth

We had a great weekend. We went two different directions this weekend. Our younger debaters went to Chanute and everyone brought home wins.

Our more experienced teams went to Lawrence this weekend. We brought home the 3rd place trophy out of 33 schools. In the varsity division, Seth Cross and Zach Humble lost in the semifinals to bring home 3rd. In the open division, Joe Adams and Isabella Province took 3rd after losing in the semifinal round. Jake Province and Suzi Owen took 3rd in the junior varsity division after losing in the semifinals.

Once again, Tiger debate has made a name for itself against the largest programs in the state. This was our last regular season tournament. Regionals is in two weeks. We hope to bring home a regional championship qualifying a four-speaker team to state. Joe Adams/Isabella Provence and Seth Cross/Zach Humble will be our four-man team. Hunter Parker and Breana Mooney will be the alternates.

We have also qualified our maximum number of two speaker teams. Our goal is to have 14 qualified for state in the next two weeks.

I’m so proud of how hard these kids have worked and how much they have grown. It’s a pleasure to coach kids who work hard and are coachable. A great weekend for Tiger Debate.

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