CHS Debate Starts in 2009
The Concordia Debate Team began its season on October 2, competing at two tournaments. Ian Currier and Jamie Morgan competed in a Junior Varsity tournament at Sterling High School. Currier and Morgan finished with an 0-5 record. Students also competed at a Novice tournament at Lyons High School. Matthew Gayton and James Anderson finished with a 1-4 record, Rissa McNichols and Christa Deneault finished with a 1-4 record, and Johana Garcia and Angelica Mares finished with a 2-3 record.
On October the Debate Team traveled to Salina Central to compete in a Novice tournament. Anthony May and Ross Hartzell finished with a 1-3 record, and Holly Boley and Sydney Chrisco finished with a 2-2 record. Siri McGuire and Will Strommen finished with a record 3-1 record and were in a tie for sixth, but lost the tie breaker on speaker points and finished in seventh. Carly Magidson and Mia Smith also finished with a 3-1 record and placed fourth. Siri McGuire also received an individual award, receiving a fifth place speaker award.
On October 27, the team traveled to Wamego High School to an Open tournament. Levi Paulsen and Christina Grogan finished with a 1-3 record, Ian Lewicki and Will Strommen finished with a 2-2 record, and the teams of Megan Frost and Ian Currier, and Anna Morrissette and Morgan Berk both finished with 3-1 records.
The team traveled to Junction City High School on October 17 to compete in both Novice and Open divisions. In the Open division, Ian Currier and Megan Frost finished with a record of 2-3. In the Novice division, Raef Chrisco and Ceanna Hamilton finished with a 2-3 record, and Siri McGuire and Will Strommen finished with a 3-2 record.
The Debate team finished out the month of October competing at Marysville High School on Halloween. In the Junior Varsity division, Jamie Morgan was teamed with a Rossville debater and the duo finished with a 1-4 record. Also in JV, Carlee Baumann and Paige Charbonneau finished with a 2-3 record. In the Novice division, Rissa McNichols and Christa Deneault finished with a record of 2-3, Siri McGuire and Will Strommen finished with a record of 4-1. McGuire and Strommen placed second in the Novice division.