Payson High School Debate Sweeps Region Tournament

By Michelle Walker

The Payson High School debate team cleaned house at the region tournament held last weekendat Payson High School.

Autumn Allinson took second place for her Original Oratory on gratitude, Jessica Smith took first place in the National Extemporaneous category, Destry McCoy took first place in the Foreign Extemporaneous category, and Ashley Byington took first place in the Lincoln Douglas debate.

We qualified eleven students for the state competition, scheduled for March 12-13. Wish the team luck!
State qualifiers include: Ashley Byington, Emorardo Trujillo, Destiny Evans,Keliah Holt, Brittny Snow, Brycen Carter, Autumn Allinson, Brenna Asplund, Sierra Snyder, Jessica Smith, Destry McCoy, and alternate: Shelby Mortensen