The Navajo debate team is headed to state. They went to regionals with 14 entries and came home with five state qualifiers and two alternates.
Sierra Rice in Original Oratory, Lane Allen and Luke Muller in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Shelby Wilson in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Sierra Rice and Lane Allen in Policy Debate. Sierra Rice was awarded first alternate and Adria Lujan was awarded third alternate in Domestic Extemporaneous.
Ossaa state speech and debate tournament is scheduled for April 7, 8 and 9 at Oklahoma University.
Brandi Waldroop, coach for both high school and novice teams, said, “This is our first year to compete in debate.We had entries in Lincoln Douglas debate, as well as Policy Debate, and we qualified for state in both categories.”
The response to this program has been overwhelming with 49 active members.
“I am proud of the students accomplishments. We swept every tournament we went to this year and qualified five students for the National Speech and Debate Association district competition. Of those five students we had one, Sierra Rice, a senior at Navajo High School break to the fourth round in Original Oratory. Both tournaments are testament to the progress we have made this year and we expect to bring home more trophies this month.”
Brandi Waldroop is the coach for both high school and novice teams.