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RHS Students Qualify for State Debate Tournament

State Debate Team 13-14In only their first year debating, Russell High School students Shiv Gupta and Taelyr Blehm have qualified for the 4A State Debate Tournament.

The duo posted a 3-2 record on Saturday at the Augusta Invitational in order to qualify for the tournament.

Highlights of their season include a 4-1 record at the Thomas-More Prep Invitational.

The state tournament will be held January 17 and 18 in Fort Scott.

Shawn Denton is their head coach.

(Photo courtesy of Russell High School.)

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