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HHS debate sixth at state

            Hutchinson High School placed 16th in two-speaker debate at last weekend’s Class 6A state debate tournament.

Senior Annie Blake and junior Austin Childs finished in an eight-way tie for sixth place. The two advanced to the double-octofinals round at state Saturday at Blue Valley Southwest High School before dropping to Washburn Rural. The tournament featured 62 of the top Class 6A debate teams in the state.

The two, however, are not done with debate just yet. They qualified for nationals in the National Speech and Debate Association in June at Birmingham, Alabama.

David Bowers is head debate and forensics coach at HHS.