Speech team hosts state tourney
Gregory Marchal, left, cross examines his opponent during a cross-examination debate round. Along with being a champion in cross examination, he also is a state champion in extemporaneous speaking.
For many people, standing in front of a large audience to give a presentation ranks with root canals as a preferred way of passing the time.
However, for those who have been involved in speech and debate often blossom into confident public speakers by the end of the season.
"It's amazing to see a kid who struggles at the beginning of the season and watch them become more confident," assistant coach Jason Grubb said.
Students new to the program agree with Grubb, saying they feel more comfortable performing than they did at the start of the season.
"I've grown just knowing people," freshman M...
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