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December 11, 2017

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MRH Fledgling Debate Team on a Roll

Seven freshmen debaters competed against 33 other schools from Eastern and Central Missouri at the Pattonville Winter Classic Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Chloe Brown, Nathan Hall, Quincy Moore, Alexander Ficken, Maggie Cusick, Andrew McCandliss, and Michael Starkey represented MRH. 

Brown and Hall partnered to win 5th place in novice policy debate with wins against St. Genevieve, Metro Academic and Classical High School, and MICDS before bowing out to Rock Bridge High School in quarterfinals. Maggie, Andrew, and Quincy had personal bests in their debates. 

"The kids worked like crazy last week and survived 21 hours of debate tournament over two days," said debate coach Rick McCollum. "Nathan Hall's mother, Karen, our superintendent, brought the team a much appreciated bag of Subway sandwiches."

I am very proud of these kids. The growth and effort over three short months has been impressive," McCollum added. 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.