MHS speech and debate team qualifies for finals
Posted by : December 14, 2013| On :
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank High School Speech and Debate team attended the Fourth Annual Student Congress Debate at the Texas State Capitol hosted by state representative Lance Gooden Dec. 4-5.
Six students qualified for the final round and five students earned plaques and gavels representing their hard work and accomplishments at the event.
Participating in the event was senior Mackenzie Grubbs, juniors Clay Gaddis, Alex Caldwell and Caleb Lowry, freshmen Elizabeth Edwards and Jacey Pridgen.
“This was a spectacular show at the capitol. The students represented the Mabank community very well. For a first year program, having this many students qualify for finals is a testament to the hard work and drive of each of these students,” speech and debate coach Jason Caldwell said.
Freshman Jacey Pridgen will represent Mabank for the finals in Austin Jan. 6-7.
The Mabank speech and debate team has been accepted into the National Forensic League honorary society, an organization which promotes high school and middle school speech and debate activities as a means to develop student’s essential life skills and values.
More photos from this event can be found in the Sunday, December 15, 2013 issue of The Monitor.