Speech & Debate Team Takes 2nd in State, Qualifies 1 for Nationals

Prep’s Speech and Debate team wrapped up its second season with strong performances at both the state and district qualifying tournaments.

At state, held March 4th in Hobbs, the team took 2nd place overall in the Small Schools category.  The Public Forum team of Alex Wirth and Lauren Buchanan took 2nd, the Duo Interpretation team of Bronwyn Barnwell and Jorge Martinez took second, and Alex Wirth took 3rd place in the Student Congress category.

At the district qualifying tournament, held the weekend of March 25th at Albuquerque Academy, junior Alex Wirth earned a spot at the national speech and debate tournament in Kansas City by taking 1st place in the Legislative Debate category.  He competed against other students from around the state and is the only student from Santa Fe to qualify.