Skiatook Debate and Speech students competed at Broken Arrow
on November 11-12. The team returned to live in person qualifying
contest for the first time in two years.
Policy debate students Cole Butler and Cole Martin won the class
5A policy contest and qualified for regional contest. Novice policy debate
students Dalton Vice and Johnny Leonard also qualified for regional level
on Friday night. The students argued the nation-wide topic concerning NATO
and military technology. Skiatook student Lore Shockley competed in the
value style division of debate.
After attending the state contest last year, Cole Butler again qualified
for the regional contest with 3rd place in foreign current events speaking. Braden Gorton
and Jacob McKee were also finalists in foreign current speaking. Caleb Cain was
a finalist in domestic current events speaking.
The team finished overall 5th place in the team rankings against Oologah, Glenpool,
Bishop Kelley, Grove, and 15 other area schools.
Other students attending and presenting in the speech contest were: Tyler Currey, Daniela Moraru,
and Dalton Vice, Volunteer judging was provided by Skiatook alumni Baylee Boulton.