The Mount Pleasant High School Speech and Debate Team competed at the District UIL Cross Examination Debate Tournament Feb. 1 with one purpose in mind – to qualify for the State Meet in March. They did that and even more sweeping the meet, going undefeated and taking the top three spots.
Placing first was the team of senior Nathon Segovia and junior Audrey Courreges. Taking second place was the team of seniors Anthony Preciado and Seth Robertson. Rounding out the MPHS sweep and placing third was the team of freshmen Ryan Sharp and Taryn Thurman.
Nathon Segovia received the top speaker award of the District scoring an 89.5 out of a possible 90.
“It is amazing to get to work with a group of such talented hardworking students,” said Head Debate Coach Cody Morris. “It is no easy task for all three teams to go undefeated in tournament rounds. I haven’t been prouder as a coach and can’t wait to see what they can do at state.”
The State UIL Cross Examination Debate Tournament is March 16-17 in Austin.