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Orangefield High School congressional debaters place UIL Region Meet

Congratulations to Orangefield High School congressional debaters for placing at the UIL Region Meet recently.  

Sidney Holderman-2nd place; Calvin Kelly-3rd place; Major Copeland-4th place;  Colton Myers-5th place; and Cooper Dorman-8th place.  The contestants debated various student-created pieces of legislation for 6 hours.  Alternates were Kimber Carpenter,  Adam Myers, Aiden Taylor, and Emmanuel Zepeda.  Holderman and Kelly will advance to the UIL State 3A Congressional Debate Contest at UT-Austin held in January 2024 and Copeland and Colton Myers will attend as alternates. The legislation authored by Copeland will be debated at the state meet:  "A bill to cease funding Ukraine to focus on issues at home." The OHS Debate Sponsor is Bridget Luna Trahan.


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