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By Stephanie Thompson

GRHS speech student ranked 13th in nation


Staying calm and having fun during competition is something this Green River student did to end up 13th in the nation.

Green River High School sophomore Jessica Petri competed at the National Speech and Debate competition in Dallas a couple weeks ago and came home 13th out of 64 in the big questions debate category.

“She made it to round 10, which is exceptional and in that round she lost on a split ballot, meaning one of the three judges voted for her,” head coach Carina White said.

Petri said big question debate is a new category and is an intersection between science, religion and ph...

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