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The MHS Speech & Debate Team have been practicing and competing in preparation for District and State competition, said Coach Cristian Mora. 

“Nathan Ferguson is state bound,” Mora said. “He placed second at the UIL Regional Congress competition in Lubbock. The team will be traveling to Austin for the UIL State Congress meet in January. We will compete as a team in the spring at a few local tournaments around our area in preparation for our big UIL District competition in mid-March. Please congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication.” 


From left to right: Three students emerged as semifinalists at the WTAMU Speech & Debate Tournament before Thanksgiving. Pictured are: Oscar Cabrera, Leonardo Agundiz, Kaitlyn Puckett, Edwin Mejia, Layla Fleming, Tristan Solalinde, Amri Melton, Daniel Hernandez-Huerta and Naomi Muniz. 

MHS Speech and Debate Team placed in several categories at the Amarillo contest Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4. The students traveled to Amarillo High School where schools from all over the Panhandle gathered to compete. 

Here are the tournament results: 

Leo Agundiz and Tristan Solalinde – 5th place – Duo Interpretation  

Oscar Cabrera – 3rd place – Humorous Interpretation  

Oscar Cabrera – 7th place – Dramatic Interpretation  

Layla Fleming – 4th place – Poetry Interpretation  


The MHS Speech & Debate Team placed in several categories at West Texas A&M. Pictured are: Naomi Muniz, Daniel Hernandez-Huerta, Layla Fleming, Nathan Ferguson, Romeo Loya, Amri Melton, Bryson Woodard, Kaitlyn Puckett, Tristan Solalinde, Oscar Cabrera and Leonardo Agundiz. 

Amri Melton and Naomi Muniz – 6th place – Duo Interpretation  

Amri Melton and Naomi Muniz – 6th place – Duet Acting 

Before Thanksgiving, the team competed at West Texas A&M University. Here are the results: 

Nathan Ferguson and Ryan Clifton – 4th Place – Policy Debate 

Nathan Ferguson – Semifinalist – Domestic Extemporaneous 

Layla Fleming – 4th Place – Poetry Interpretation 

Kaitlyn Puckett – Semifinalist – Prose Interpretation 

Naomi Muniz – Semifinalist – Prose Interpretation 

Gail M. Williams, Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

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