VHS debate team awarded

VHS debate team awarded
VHS debaters are back in the game. The team had several members awarded with high accolades at the USD tournament on Dec. 2 and 3.

Novice extemporaneous contestants – sophomore Jiwen Li, junior Jane Reasoner and sophomore Alicia Enterman – placed first, second and third, respectively. Also, freshman Tyler Gutzman was a finalist.

A finalist in varsity domestic extemporaneous speaking was junior Amanda Barton; winning third place in the same category was senior Hannah Pommersheim.


Senior Gabe Steinmeyer was a finalist in varsity original oratory.

Juniors Reasoner and Maggie Green obtained third place in the Varsity Public forum division while Pommersheim and Barton received second place in varsity policy with a 3-1 record. Pommersheim was also awarded with second place in the varsity policy speaker category.

Enterman was responsible for a win in the Varsity Lincoln-Douglas category as well as first place in the Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Speaker category.

Li was also a winner, but in the Novice Lincoln-Douglas category; she also received first place in her respective speaker category.

Overall, it was a satisfactory weekend for V.F.D. (Vermillion's Finest Debaters).

This story is published thanks to a joint agreement between the Plain Talk and the Vermillion High School journalism class.

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