GBHS Debate team places in championships
The GBHS debate team hosted the 2017 Florida Forensic League State Championships on March 4-5. Over 540 students qualified from around the state to compete in speech and debate events. Over 60 schools and 200 coaches and judges attended. This is the first time in 10 years that the state championship has been held in the panhandle.
Nineteen GBHS students qualified to compete. Three of our students broke into the octo-finals in their event ranking them in the top 16 in the state: Rachel Grimley and Liam Werner in public forum debate with the topic, “The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution;” and Emen Sukhera in Lincoln-Douglas debate with the topic, “The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.”
GBHS debate coach Kim Messer was awarded Debate Coach of the Year – Panhandle District.