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VHS Debate Cats

The Warner Robins Tournament is a special meet for VHS as it was the first tournament attended when the team had five hardy competitors.  This year, two of those members are still competing, and together with the additional VHS members, they brought 21 entries. The tournament is well run and has both quality competition and good, seasoned judges. 
 
The team won the Individual Events Sweepstakes with their commanding performance.  Coach Pam Childress stated, "I am very proud of each member of our team for competing, every student's effort contributes to the team win whether they go home with an individual medal or not."
 
Dramatic Interpretation:  3rd Place, Amber Lane, Champion, Brianna Crockett. Extemporaneous Speaking: Champion, Nicholas Towne. Humorous Interpretation: 3rd Place, Anna Consolini; 2nd Place, Patrick Childress. Varsity Lincoln Douglas: 3rd Place, Dane Tillman; 2nd Place, Marquis Grant; and Champion, Lorna Chitty. LD Speaker Awards: 4th Place, Roopa Patel; 2nd Marquis Grant; and 1st Dane Tillman. Original Oratory: Champion, Brianna Crockett. Program of Oral Interpretation: 2nd Place, Shane Boyette. Varsity Public Forum Debate: 5th Place, Nada Kent & Raja Sadarangani.
 
The VHS Debate Team, in its third year of competition is currently ranked eighth (out of 240 teams) in the state and is in the top ten percent of programs nationally.