MHS Debate At Longhorn Classic

MHS Speech/Debate Competes At Longhorn Classic
Posted on 12/04/2017
This is the image for the news article titled MHS Speech/Debate Competes At Longhorn ClassicThe Marshall High School Maverick Speech and Debate team traveled to Austin this past weekend to compete in the Longhorn Classic held on the campus of the University of Texas.

Marshall’s Regina Murry qualified as an advancing semifinalist in the Oral Interpretation Division, an outstanding accomplishment according to MHS Debate coach Kenneth Adcock.

“As a young program we do not typically expect to advance at such a tournament as this, but I was thrilled for Regina and her accomplishment,” said Adcock. “This is a great tournament for our students to venture out and see another part of the state.”

Murry finished in the top 24 out of 108 total competitors in Oral Interpretation.

Other students who competed for Marshall were Alexis Alexander, Madison Fefel, Haley Hurd and Hannia Lerma, in Novice Cross-Examination; Deshona Jernigan in Informative Speaking; Dakota Epps in Championship Lincoln-Douglas Debate; and Murry, Lydia Lopez and Perla Valle in Oral Interpretation.

“I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work and effort the students put into getting ready for this tournament,” said Adcock.

MHS will host its own tournament this weekend, with the Marshall Invitational set for Saturday.