The Springfield News-Leader has a great write up on Brian McGarry and Ben Shantz, two high school debaters from Springfield Central High School, who placed third in the nation last month in Birmingham, AL. I am thrilled that the News-Leader took the time to recognize their accomplishment along with their coach. Often times the feats of high school students that are not involved in athletic events go unnoticed. I am glad this article happened, but the coverage is an exception rather than the rule.
I judged this team on the circuit last year and they were excellent! They deserve all the press they received. Congrats Mr. Tuckness and students -- well deserved!!!