On Monday, November 12, the GHS UIL Congressional Debate team competed at the UIL Congressional Debate District Tournament at the Region 11 Education Service Center. As a result of the performance of the debate team, all three students advanced to finals and Mati Rigsby advances to the State meet.
The five member team, which consists of Mati Rigsby, Tucker Craft, Anthony Larraga, and alternates Briston Rains and Hunter Stephens, put forth incredible effort preparing for the debate. All three of the competing members advanced to finals due to their high placements during prelims, Mati Rigsby placed 1st in her chamber, Tucker Craft placed 2nd, and Anthony Larraga placed 6th in their respective chambers.
During finals, each student continued to shine and as a result Mati Rigsby received a 1st place medal, Tucker Craft received a 5th place medal, and Anthony Larraga placed within the top half. Mati Rigsby will compete at the UIL Congressional State competition in January.
The Congressional debate team is coached by Ms. Morgan Sims and Mr. Logan Marchman.
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