Sunday, August 18, 2019

Junior Debate Makes Impressive Debut

(L-R) Southlake Junior Debate Club Members: Priyanka Reddy and Emma Lin. Debate Coach, Neeraj Bhatia

The Southlake Junior Debate Club recently took top prize  in the Colleyville Heritage High School Tournament. The event held Feb. 1-2 was a Novice-Public Forum Debate consisting of 19 teams from area schools.

Nine of those teams were from the Southlake Junior Debate Club.

“The entire tournament was buzzing about our Carroll ISD Middle School students,” said Ellena Prokopeas, coordinator for the Southlake Junior Debate Club.

The students debated five rounds. Three teams advanced to the quarterfinals, members are: Sam Bonham and Jacqueline Prokopeas;  Emma Lin and Priyanka Reddy;  Peter Harris and Samuel Ortiz. One team advanced to the finals and won the round. The winners are: Emma Lin and Priyanka Reddy.