Minutemen gear up for state debate

Posted on February 7, 2007 by


Ben Jarvis
Staff Writer

The CHS Debate team, led by coach Mr. Stutzman (English Teacher) made a great showing at the Indiana High School Forensics Association state-wide competition. The competition is the grand finale of a season filled with determination and dedication from the members of the team. Anticipation ran high as the team looked to fulfill its motto and “break the curse” by placing among the top five schools at state competition.

The hard work that team members put into this season paid off as two teams made it to octafinals, the first round of the state sudden-death tournament. Bryant Quist and Orion Blaha, the only policy team making their way into octafinals, got out in the first round. Kelly Frye, a Lincoln-Douglas competitor, stayed in until quarterfinals, a remarkable accomplishment given the tough competition present at the state level.

The end of the 2006-2007 season proved a remarkable one, as
Concord showed off its debate program as one of the best in the state. Team members are never satisfied, however, and are already anticipating their next chance to step in front of a podium.

“I’m really looking forward to next year, it should be an exciting season.” Travis Cox (11) said.

If this season is any indication, the CHS debate program will more than exceed expectations next year.