Brockbank Debate Team Excels at the District Tournament


Brockbank fifth and sixth-graders have been working hard the last few months preparing for the district debate tournament. Under the direction of Mrs. Kristel Peterson, students have spent hours researching, dividing into affirmative and negative teams, and preparing oral arguments. At the district tournament out of approximately 100 overall students Brockbank students did extremely well. Students debated in teams of two, overall winners are in pairs. Ten total teams go on to state and Brockbank students make up three of those teams. On the negative side going to state in 1st place, Isabel Pauni and Brynley Sampson, and 5th place, Natasha Bryson and Elley Colledge. On the affirmative side going to state in 3rd place, Lauren Ethington and Savannah Loreen. McQuin Hair and Sierra Rightsell are alternates for the negative team. Individual speaker awards for composed and articulate speaking went to Kylee Whiting, Allysia Peine, Maklain Shepherd, Mallory Bingham, Savannah Loreen, Lauren Ethington, Isabel Pauni, Brynley Sampson, Lauren Cahill, Katelyn Gappmayer, Natasha Bryson, McQuin Hair, Elley Colledge and Sierra Rightsell. Way to go Brockbank Debate Team!