First Debate Competition in Two Years

McKinney Christian Academy students compete in Lincoln Douglas Debate Competition.


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Sophomore Wyatt Tessier competes against students from other school.

Sarah Krusing, Campus Editor

On Saturday November 6, three of McKinney Christian Academy’s debate students competed in Holy Trinity’s 17th Annual Trinity Classic Lincoln Douglas Debate Competition. The topic was “When in conflict environmental protection ought to take precedence over natural resource extraction.” Each competitor had to argue for the resolution twice and against the resolution twice. Junior Karson Kuykendall placed fifth overall. She said that “My favorite part was getting to see how much I’ve improved and grown since the last time I debated at competition. My last debate was my freshman year so it felt really good to be back.” Sophomores Wyatt Tessier and Gerrit Rogers also competed and performed well. Debate teacher Phillip Davis added, “I am very impressed and pleased with the students performances. I am excited to watch them continue to progress.” The next debate is unknown but these students will compete in the Spring TAPPS tournament.

Students strategize before their next debate. (Photo by: courtesy photo)
Junior Karson Kuykendall and Sophomores Wyatt Tessier and Gerrit Rogers pose for a photo with Debate teacher Phillip Davis. (Photo by: courtesy photo)