Speech & Debate Forensics · West Debate Wins 6A State Championship

Take a moment to look over this photo of 30 of the finest Panthers that competed the last two days for the 6A State Debate Championship!!! It was a nice dominant showing against the entire contingent of 6A schools with us making a sweep in both Debate and Speech.  Our team scored 125 points and the second place team scored 66!  It was a great win for staying online and staying safe.  Many coaches thought that the Pandemic hurt their year, and it probably did, but our West members showed them how to triumph over that adversity as the only team in the entire State that has still not practiced nor met in person in over a year.  Even our celebration was done in Zoom tonight as you can see by the picture below. We are the proof of the power of Zoom!
I am also humbled to announce that my fellow coaches voted me as the 6A Debate Coach of the Year – can you believe that?  I can’t!!!  Our team is also successful because of the hard work of Assistant Jason Daniels, our Admin team, the alumni that come back to help, and the parents that support us by spending countless hours judging, for free, for our tournaments.
I will send more information about individual winners in a few but I am just bursting with pride of these VERY hardworking Panthers and thank you so much for your support of them!