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FC speech team host third annual Highlander Howl

By Lexi Burch

This weekend FC’s speech and debate team will host its third annual Highlander Howl speech tournament. There will be over ten schools and 150 students participating.

“It is a chance to showcase our school to other teams around the state and bring attention to speech and debate at our school,” said speech coach Wallace Austin.

FC has been hosting this tournament for the past two years and it has been growing each year.

“It’s gotten a whole lot bigger this year year than it was last year,” said junior Sarah Henry. “We have over 150 students¬†participating from all over the state.”

The tournament is a large scale competition with lots of teams, students, and over 50 adult coaches and judges. Putting together a tournament like this takes a lot of time and effort.

“With over 190 competitors it’s very important to be organized in advance and make sure everything goes smoothly during the tournament,” said Austin. “This is our third yeah, so that helps. This is not our first rodeo.”

This tournament is open to the public but students must be accompanied by an adult. The meet begins at 8:30 a.m. and awards are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. The Highlander speeh team would love to have as much support as they can get.

“People can watch different events and see for themselves if they would like to participate,” said Austin.