The Moundridge High School debaters participated in the 2A speech and drama championship on May 1. They had three juniors who went to the state championship: Becca Schlosser, Chris Houk, and Matthew Morrison. At state they placed 12th out of 27 teams. Schlosser brought home 3rd in impromptu speaking and 4th place in extemporaneous speaking.
Schlosser, Houk, and Morrison will also compete at the National Speech and Debate Association National tournament in June. Schlosser said she is “pleased with the season overall.” Debate “helps me research topics and talk about them but it also just gets me more knowledgeable in a bunch of different fields” said Morrison. “This activity is an opportunity to educate yourself and others in a safe, competitive, and fun environment. It has helped me ö nd my voice,” Schlosser said. “The best part was just spending time with the team. I placed sixth in LD (Lincoln-Douglas debate), which has one person per team and less focused on policy in favor of theory and morality,” Houk said.