Two Glen Rose High School cross-examination debate teams were recognized by the Glen Rose ISD school board Monday night.
The District 12-3A University Interscholastic League (UIL) C-X debate tournament was held at the Methodist Family Life Center in Glen Rose on Feb. 8 with Hillsboro and Glen Rose teams vying for the district title.
Glen Rose placed first, second, fourth and fifth overall. The GRHS debate team is coached by Marsha Wiseman, a new math teacher this year at Glen Rose. Wiseman is a 20-year educator with 16 years experience coaching speaking events.
The top two teams went on to compete at the State UIL level on March 10. The team of Remy Robertson and Kaytlin Wiseman took first place district honors. With Wiseman new to GRHS, this senior team is competing together for the first year.
Robertson made his second appearance at state in C-X, while Wiseman returned for her third year, after being a quarterfinalist at state in 2007 in class 2A. The team of Graham Noell and Matthew Wiseman also competed at the state meet with their second place district win. Partnering with Robertson last year, this was Noell’s second year at the state meet. The younger Wiseman, a freshman, competed at state as a novice.
In addition to UIL competition, Graham Noell and Kaytlin Wiseman entered the National Forensics League LBJ District competition this year held Feb. 28 through March 1 in Richardson. The team was one of two out of the 38 schools competing that advanced to the NFL national tournament to be held in Las Vegas this summer, June 15-20.