Red Devil debaters get red hot in Salt Lake City tourney
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The Grand County High School speech and debate team took part in the Beehive Bonanza debate tournament last week in Salt Lake City. Pictured, from left: Emma Millis, Aidan Guzman-Newton, Grace Osusky and Cody Gatlin.    		   					         Courtesy photo
The Grand County High School speech and debate team took part in the Beehive Bonanza debate tournament last week in Salt Lake City. Pictured, from left: Emma Millis, Aidan Guzman-Newton, Grace Osusky and Cody Gatlin. Courtesy photo
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The Grand County High School speech and debate team showed a promising start to their season at the Beehive Bonanza tournament, hosted by the University of Utah on Oct. 7.

Senior Aidan Guzman-Newton, the team’s captain, was a semi-finalist in extemporaneous speaking. Senior Cody Gatlin earned semi-finalist in novice impromptu, while sophomore Emma Millis earned finalist in Congressional debate. Captain Grace Osusky, a senior, placed third in extemporaneous speaking. Osusky’s placement earned her a bid to the Tournament of Champions, a prestigious national tournament hosted by the University of Kentucky.

More than 50 schools competed, with close to 750 individual entries.

According to GCHS debate coach Carrie Strecker, “the entire team is looking forward to a busy season and to hosting numerous events and fundraisers”

On Nov. 13, the team is pairing up with the League of Women Voters to host a night at the MARC devoted to dark skies ordinances and other issues relevant to the community.


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