Special to the Reporter

The C-X Debate team of Graham Noell and Matthew Wiseman, who took first place district honors in UIL District 7-3A, advanced to the quarter-finals at the state tournament in Austin over spring break, March 15-16. This senior-junior team competed together at the state competition for the third year in a row.  Noell made his fourth appearance at state in C-X.  He was also named top speaker in the district for the second year in a row.  In state competition, the pair advanced to the top “Sweet 16” teams in the bracket and then advanced once again to place in the top eight teams in the state as quarter-finalists. The GRHS debate squad is coached by Marsha Wiseman, a 23-year educator and math teacher at Glen Rose with 19 years experience coaching speaking events.