Debate board names new leaders

Debate board names new leaders

(Debate will have some new leaders in the 2019-2020 season Debate)

(Debate will have some new leaders in the 2019-2020 season Debate)

The novice debate class at Cy Springs has chosen the new officials for the year of 2020. On April 22, the novice class decided to add a few new positions and revise the duties of existing positions. Next year's debate positions are still the same as this year, but there will be some new positions added to help the team move more smoothly.

Cy Springs is the first school in the district to have a pope position. The pope will oversee the council and its decisions, they will also represent the debate club. The pope position was won by Ariana Perez. Another position that has been added is the novice liaison. The novice liaison will be the only varsity member in the novice class period.  This position will serve as a form of student guidance for the new novice members. The position of novice liaison was won by Laura Rambin.

“The class for next year has planned a few things to greatly increase participation in the club and class” said speech and debate teacher Bruce Sullivan.

Leo Dimatteo will remain as present of the debate class and club. Sullivan decided to place two people in the vice president position. There will be a speech vice president that will run and assist with all speech events like poetry and prose. Alex Suazo won the speech vice president position. There will also be a debate vice president that's in charge of events like Lincoln Douglas, congress and public forum. The debate vice president position was won by Shekinah-Glory.


All the positions from last year still remain. Treasurer, secretary, and historian all still remain. The future varsity class has decided to use these positions to their fullest potential to help the class and the debate club to run as smoothly as possible. The treasurer will be in charge of supplies, and the class and club funds. Next year’s treasurer will be Niall Curran. Position of secretary was won by Kaylah Phillips.

The position of historian was won by Katherine Gonzalez, She will make sure that next year's varsity class has the whole year fully documented in picture and video form.

“I’m looking forward to taking a ton of pictures to hopefully capture a ton of valuable high school memories,” said Gonzalez.

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