photo provided by Christy Trussell
During spring break, the team of Christopher Gearing and Riley Wheaton and the team of Christian Pundt and Katy Reeves competed at the UIL State Cross Examination Debate tournament at the University of Texas. These students qualified for the state tournament by sweeping the 26-5A UIL District Championship in January. They debated the topic, Resolved: the United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.
After a long day of preliminaries (six hours of debating per team) the team of Christian Pundt and Katy Reeves advanced to the octa-final round and are now ranked as one of  the top 16 teams in the 5A Conference in the state of Texas.