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BHS debate qualifies two Teams for State

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Two Bandera High School debate teams have qualified to advance to the State Tournament in March. Since 2006, BHS teams have won both 1st and 2nd place in District competition. This will be the Bandera High School's Debate Teams' 13th consecutive appearance at the State tournament. The team of Ian Taulli and Nick Leeper, top, took 1st place at District and the team of Chris Smith and Daniel Mendez, bottom, won 2nd. In addition, the team of Kendall Tennyson and Michaela Turner gave an excellent performance. "It was a tough day of competition, but the kids did an incredible job. This was quite an accomplishment for them," said Debate Coach Emily Houghton.