May 28, 2024

GCHS Debate and Forensic Students Qualify for National Competition

The Garden City High School (GCHS) Debate and Forensics Team finished its national qualifying season at the West Kansas National Speech and Debate Association (WKNSDA) District Individual Events Tournament on April 21st at Buhler. At the conclusion of the tournament, the following students qualified for the national tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in June.

The students include: Kimberly Loya/Daniel Darter, Duo Interpretation; AJ Ramirez/Juliana Casas, Duo Interpretation; Trevor Southern, United States Extemporaneous Speaking; Carolyn Levi, Congressional Debate, Senate; and Gracie Mueller/Reagan Wright, Public Forum Debate.

In addition, GCHS Principal Steve Nordby was recognized as the WKNSDA Principal of the Year for his support of debate and forensics at GCHS, and Russ Tidwell was inducted into the WKNSDA Coaches Hall of Fame.