December 16, 2010
Lubbock Speech and Debate Tournaments

A trio of Granbury High School speech and debate team members cleaned up at the South Plains Swing tournaments in Lubbock on December 10-11, 2010.


Winning awards at the tournaments were senior J. Paul Matheny and juniors Stephen Carver and Leah Derrington.  The three placed in the following events: 

Lubbock High School – December 10


  • Humorous Interpretation:  J. Paul Matheny, third.
  • Original Oratory:  Stephen Carver, fourth.
  • Poetry Interpretation:  J. Paul Matheny, second.

Lubbock Coronado High School – December 11


  • Duet Improvisation:  Stephen Carver and Leah Derrington, second.
  • Prose Interpretation:  Leah Derrington, fourth; Stephen Carver, eighth.

The contest was a qualifying event for the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) state tournament.  Based on their performance, students earn points toward eligibility for the state competition to be held in Spring 2011.