Debate Team Earns Significant Recognition
Alta's debate team earned recognition from the National Speech & Debate Association for the 2020-2021 school year.
Alta’s Speech and Debate team earned national recognition for the 2020-2021 school year from the National Speech and Debate Association. This accomplishment is quite grand since they achieved about 247 strength points and became members of the 200 Club for talented debaters and speakers. It’s not easy to get into the 200 Club, it really is a great accomplishment.
“Personally, I’m happy that our debate team is advancing and being recognized by the NSDA,” said Abby Hansen, a Senior at Alta High School and member of the debate team. “I feel like our progression is a reflection of the work ethic of our team and the effort we put into preparing and participating in our tournaments. As the second in-state team, it feels good to be recognized for some of our achievements.”
I feel like our progression is a reflection of the work ethic of our team and the effort we put into preparing and participating in our tournaments.”
— Abby Hansen
The debate team works hard, spending hours studying and preparing for tournaments, ao it’s no surprise that they’ve accomplished this, said Dr. Sydnie Schoepf.
“The ranking of 200 takes in a lot of factors and I’m really proud of the students for accomplishing it, ” Schoepf added.
The debate team at Alta High School works so hard and they proved this with their results. They spent a lot of time and preparation to get to this level.
Some Alta students were even individually recognized, including Merrin Maughan and Abby Hansen for the informative category, Kenadie Jackson for Novice Impromptu, James Numbers and Megan Davies for Novice LD, and Jaxson Baker for Foreign Extemporaneous.