The MCC-Longview Debate Team just won’t stop winning.
John Mikolajcik and his team brought home the Community College State Championship after competition at the Missouri Association of Forensics Activities state tournament at Southwest Baptist University on February 16. They also placed third in overall Debate Sweepstakes.
Not only is the team a success, the individual members brought home their share of trophies as well.
In open parliamentary debate, the team of Nick Pasternak and Stephanie Weissman placed third. They entered quarter-finals as the eighth seed team and upset the number one seeded team from William Jewell on a 2-1 decision.
Lincoln Douglas debate saw more MCC-Longview wins. Nick Pasternak place third in open debate and was the second place speaker. Yvonne Hall placed third in novice. Danny McQuarters was awarded a speaker award in novice.
Mikolajcik says they “more than exceeded goals as the entire team came together to create a very successful weekend.”