One earns scholarship as speech season continues

Senior Silvia C. took first place in the district American Legion Constitution Oratory Contest January 6. Sylvia received a $500 scholarship and advanced to regional competition. 


Sylvia and the Speech and Debate team attended the Westfield High School tournament January 7. This was the largest tournament of the year for them, and they competed with students from over 40 schools.  

Kerr had a record number of participants at this meet, due to the club’s rise in popularity. “[We have] 40 or so students as compared to 20 in recent years,” Speech and Debate sponsor Derek Davis said. “The team is growing.  

The team was confident in their abilities, hours before the tournament. “We are successful,” senior Christine U. said. “We don’t always get first, but we almost always place. Students stop by Davis’ class when they can for additional help, and there is mandatory practice on Thursday, before tournaments.”  

The team has already won first place at the Bayfield meet, and fourth at the Alief Taylor tournament.  

News brief by Journalism I student Jefin Jacob.