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Lakehill's debate teams
Upper School Headed to State

The Upper School Debate Team at Lakehill Preparatory School competed in the YMCA Youth and Government District Tournament at Sachse High School on December 6.


Twenty Lakehill students, representing seven Lakehill teams, competed in the Model United Nations and State Affairs Forum. 


Lakehill's Model United Nations team represented Saudi Arabia and will advance to State. Monty McKnight served as Chair of the Political and Security Committee and was chosen as a Co-Chair to the General Assembly. 


All six State Affairs teams advanced to State for having top-ranked proposals. Chambliss Pierson was awarded Distinguished Delegate for State Affairs Forum. 


All seven teams will advance to the state tournament in Austin onJanuary 31 - February 1.


Middle School Team Advances to State
The Middle School Debate Team participated in the YMCA District 5 Youth and Government conference, along with more than 200 other middle school students from across the Metroplex.

Seventeen members of the 18-member team attended the District tournament in Sachse on December 6. Only one of the 17 members had prior debate experience. Everyone had an opportunity to present their bills in committee, with the majority of the bills passing. "This is an amazing accomplishment," said Debate Team sponsor Paula Gillman. "In addition to successful bill presentation, the students represented Lakehill with amazing professionalism and decorum."  


The team will next be heading to the YMCA State Youth and Government conference, February 27-March 1, at the State Capitol in Austin.

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