Speech team earns state championship


Gayle Wessel

Members of the 1A/2A Sweepstakes State Speech Championship are, front row, left to right, Gale Jackson, Becca Treat, Aleck Freeman, Kaylyn Wessel, Lydia Smith, Nina Ford, Becca Hayward. Back row, Nick Smith and Jacob Dickinson.

For the second time in two years, the Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech and Debate Team took home a 1A/2A State Champion Trophy from last weekend's 2014 Wyoming State High School Speech and Debate Tournament.

The team took first place overall out of eight 1A and 2A teams at the event, which took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. The state tournament consisted of 31 teams and 353 competitors, and featured around 90 coaches and judges.

In their bid for the 1A/2A championship title, several CCSD#2 team members received individual...

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