March 5, 2012

Stephen Carver
Leah Derrington
Stefanie Mundhenk
Garrett Williams

Four Granbury High School students competed in the Texas Forensic Association state tournament on March 1-3, 2012, at Amarillo High School.


Competing at the state meet were seniors Stephen Carver, Leah Derrington, and Stefanie Mundhenk and junior Garrett Williams.


“Overall the GHS speech team had quite a showing at state,” commented speech and debate coach Shyller McGuire.  “I am quite proud of my team who held their own against the big guns.”


Carver and Mundhenk earned their spots in original oratory and Lincoln-Douglas debate respectively during TFA tournaments held throughout the school year.  McGuire also selected Derrington and Williams to participate based on their performance at the invitational meets.


The complete results from the state competition were:

  • Congressional Debate:  Garrett Williams, eighth in semifinal round and fourth in preliminary round
  • Impromptu Speaking:  Stefanie Mundhenk, seventh in preliminary round
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate:  Stefanie Mundhenk, won one of four debates
  • Original Oratory:  Stephen Carver, second, fourth, and sixth in preliminary rounds
  • Poetry Interpretation:  Leah Derrington, semifinalist  and first in two of three preliminary rounds
  • Prose Interpretation:  Stephen Carver, sixth in quarterfinal round and third in preliminary round
Speech and debate students will also be competing at the District 7-4A academic meet on March 21-22 at Joshua High School.

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