Congratulations to Orangefield High School congressional debaters for placing at the UIL Region Meet on November 8, 2023.
Sidney Holderman-2nd place; Calvin Kelly-3rd place; Major Copeland-4th place; Colton Myers-5th place; and Cooper Dorman-8th place. The contestants debated various student-created pieces of legislation for 6 hours. Alternates were Kimber Carpenter, Adam Myers, Aiden Taylor, and Emmanuel Zepeda.
Holderman and Kelly will advance to the UIL State 3A Congressional Debate Contest at UT-Austin held in January 2024 and Copeland and Colton Myers will attend as alternates. The legislation authored by Copeland will be debated at the state meet: “A bill to cease funding Ukraine to focus on issues at home.” The OHS Debate Sponsor is Bridget Luna Trahan.
Left to right: 1st Row: Cooper Dorman; 2nd Row: Major Copeland, Adam Myers, Kimber Carpenter, Emmanuel Zepeda; 3rd Row: Aiden Taylor, Colton Myers, Calvin Kelly, Sidney Holderman.
Top-Left to right: Cooper Dorman, Colton Myers, Major Copeland, Calvin Kelly, Sidney Holderman