From left: David Miller, Alex Vyneman, Gabby Filkins, Yeseul Heo, Rachel Haas, Saigim Garcia, Tate Cook, Matt Bartula and Ashlee Starnes stand with their trophies. Team members not pictured are Sam Fullerton, Mitchell Thompson, Josh Nieves, Matt Minardi, Aiden Lawson, Chris Harkins, Carnell Tate and Lillian Brown.
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Sequoyah High School’s nationally recognized Speech and Debate team kicked of the 2013-14 debate season by beating out 21 other high schools to win the Griffin High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The team, coached by coach Matt Bartula, won for two divisions in Policy Debate and numerous individual awards. Students Rachel Haas and Caitlin O’Kelley qualified for state in the Varsity Policy Debate Division.
“Based on their strong performance at the Griffin High School tournament, the Sequoyah High School Speech and Debate Team is looking forward to having a very successful debate season this year,” Principal Elliott Berman said.