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PHS Dragons have success at State Debate
PHS Dragons have success at State Debate
Dragon Activities
Tuesday, January 08, 2019

On Saturday, January 5th, PHS Debate traveled to Wichita to compete in the Kansas Debate Classic.

Students competing in the Classic qualified with a winning percentage of at least 66%.

Austin Edwards (Sr) and Heaven Hardesty (Jr) took top honors of Dragon competitors, earning a spot in the quarterfinals, while Juniors Jordan Akins and Scout Peery had a good weekend and made it to the round of16. Austin and Katie Rodriguez (Fr) finished second and third respectively in Speaker Awards. At the Novice level, Freshmen Jacob Mathew and Owen Miller finished in 13th place.

Other Dragon debaters competing: Ximena Ibarra (Sr), Haylee Valley (Sr), Brooklyn Hellwig (Sr), Collin Duncan (Sr), and DesiRay Laidler (So). Mrs. Julie Laflen, Mrs. Mary Geier, and Mr. Garrett Stalder are the leaders of these fine young men and women.