Grand debater competes at Univ. of Kentucky
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Grace Osusky
Grace Osusky
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Grand County High School debater Grace Osusky and coach Carrie Strecker traveled east April 27 for the Tournament of Champions, a prestigious national tournament held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington every year.

Twelve students from Utah attended, though Osusky was the only student from Utah to compete in extemporaneous speaking. Differing from other tournaments, there were no topics given to Osusky to prepare for ahead of time, but instead broad topic areas, such as Africa and the Middle East for one round and China in a different round, and in another, Asia without China. Osusky placed 64th overall, competing in an event with over one hundred competitors.

“When it comes to judging in debate, it’s all very subjective,” Osusky said. “One judge could love your speech, another could hate it. But everything was worth the experience. I had an incredible time and hope more students go in the future.”

The debate team is on track to send four students to the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in June.

“The team had a great season, and is excited to have so many students representing their school and their team on a national level,” Strecker said.


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