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Debate Team Is Continuing Its Winning Tradition

Dec 19, 2014 03:35PM ● By Julie Slama
Bingham High School’s speech and debate team is continuing its winning tradition as it recently was named the overall best policy debate and best overall school and won three events at the Speech Arts Tournament Nov. 7-8 in Lehi, under first-year coach Mike Bausch. The team also won the Hunter High School debate tournament, placing in the top five in 10 events; and won two events at the Ogden High tournament and had three other top-three finishes. The team has been named state champion nine of the past 10 years, but has few seniors to lead them this year. “I feel the team is on track to keep up that tradition of success,” Bausch said. “I hope our success now means as those students get older, we will have even more success in the state and nationally.”  They plan to compete at the 5A state championship March 13-14.

Photo courtesy of Mike Bausch