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Sandburg Debaters medal at statewide competition

Members of the Carl Sandburg High School varsity Debate Team recently competed in the State Debate Tournament at Illinois State University and several students advanced to the quarter-finals, while others placed among the top 10 in several categories.

Public Forum Debate:

Quarter-Finalists - senior Bella Rusnak and senior Ellory Crnkovich

Lincoln-Douglas Debate:

Quarter-Finalist - junior Eamonn McDevitt

Speaker awards in Lincoln-Douglas:

6th Place Speaker - junior Eamonn McDevitt

Speaker awards in Public Forum:

6th Place Speaker - senior Ellory Crnkovich

9th Place Speaker - senior Bella Rusnak

Debate sponsor Kris Kwak said, “I am so proud of this team and all they have accomplished this season. All the trophies and medals earned at this year's JV and Varsity tournaments were hard fought. These debaters consistently put in the work to stay competitive and foster a positive community. I am also so thankful to the student leaders and my coaching staff for their help in making everything run smoothly.”