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GBHS Debate team competes in Dodge City tournament
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Back row: Kenna Dirks, Jordan Otten, Paige VanSteenburgh, Chase Pumford, Marissa Hoisington, Morgan Francis, Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz. Front row: Jordan Stoulil, Elizabeth Becker, Lesley Galvan, Maddi Bonham, Kimberly Gonzalez, Mallorie McNett and Sarah Keller.

The Great Bend High School Debate team competed at the Dodge City Debate Tournament on Nov. 3rd. The Great Bend squad had six teams compete. In the varsity division two Great Bend teams had a 4-1 win/loss record. Marissa Hoisington and Chase Pumford placed sixth with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points. Hoisington commented, “Although we debate almost every weekend, each tournament is different and presents unique challenges.”
Michael Gieck and Jordan Stoulil placed seventh with a 4-1 win/loss record and 22 speaker points.
All of the Great Bend teams contributed to the squad placing third overall in sweepstakes out of 11 schools and forty-eight teams.
The team will travel to Thomas Marion Prep in Hays next weekend.