LHS debate team scores win at North Lamar


The future of the Lindale High School Speech and Debate team is seemingly in good hands, especially considering the efforts of seven freshman participants during a recent tournament at North Lamar High School near Paris.

Coach Rory McKenzie took 11 students to the meet, with seven of those being freshmen, and as is often the case the LHS team won the tournament championship.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for these students to travel so far and collectively step up and do well,’’ he said.

Nine of the 11 competitors placed with two others finishing seventh, he said. Jeremy Guidotti was named Top Speaker in the 2nd Novice Policy Debate.

“It was a great trip,’’ McKenzie said.

Results from the North Lamar meet from Oct. 15:


2nd Novice Policy Debate -- James Grady and Jeremy Guidotti

3rd Novice Policy Debate -- Autumn Ellgass and Matthew Grady

6th Varsity LD Debate -- Tyler Meador

6th Novice LD Debate -- Travis Stringer

4th Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking -- Ashlyn Ellgass

6th Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking -- Haley Bass

1st Original Oratory -- Samantha Rodden

2nd Original Oratory -- Ashlyn Ellgass

1st Duo Interpretation -- Ashlyn Ellgass and Autumn Ellgass

2nd Humorous Interpretation -- Samantha Rodden

1st Prose Interpretation -- Samantha Rodden

1st Poetry Interpretation -- Samantha Rodden


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