Brockbank Debate Team Excels at District Tournament!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 23:49

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. Eight total teams go on to state and Brockbank students make up five of those teams. On the negative side going to state is 3rd place, Allison Wilson and Brooke Sorensen, 2nd place, Emily Lund and Amanda Mitchell, and 1st place, Julia Hult and Anna Mockett. On the affirmative side going to state is 2nd place, Max Hansen and Luke Jensen and 1st place, Rachel Cahill and Mallory Bingham. Individual speaker awards for composed and articulate speaking went to Rachel Cahill, Mallory Bingham, Max Hansen, Amelia Moleff, Luke Jensen, Melanie Park, Anna Mockett, Julie Hult, Makaylee Bryson, Paige Tomadakis, Emily Lund, Brooke Sorensen, Megan Hansen, Sam Bryson, Amanda Mitchell, Allison Wilson, and Karley James. Way to go Brockbank debate team!