Speech and Debate at state

Mr. Hamman, Speech and Debate coach

Anna Tomlinson
News Editor

Heritage’s Speech and Debate team has had a record breaking number of State participants this year. With seven competitors for state and four National Qualification attendees, Debate coach, Mr. Hamann said, “I’m proud of them for qualifying.”

Because National Qualifications are not dependent on State placement, they were held prior to the State Competition. Senior Teresa Makar took her Oratory speech far as she made it through five of the six rounds at National Qualifications. Though there were no placers at State, junior Hayley Clark and senior Timothy Nakhisa became the first Heritage debaters to ever win a round at the State Competition.

Seniors Teresa Makar and Cheyanne Bare who have both competed all four of their years were proud of the team’s performances overall, as the competition was tough. “It was a great experience,” said Makar.