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RHS duo places 9th at State CX

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Roosevelt High School’s Cross-Examination, or CX, Debate team took home some hardware Thursday afternoon (March 21) during the University Interscholastic League State CX debate meet in Austin.

Sage Lacey and Sydney Simmons placed ninth in the meet.

Teacher Sharla Lacey said the quest for a State medal started early in the summer.

“Sage Lacey attended a summer camp in Sudan, Texas, last summer. There, she worked with other schools to learn about this year’s topic of debate, wrote an affirmative case, and began to prepare materials for their negative case files. Sage received an award for being a standout student at the camp,” she said.

Cross Examination debate has people work in pairs to debate a resolution.  Students have to be able to understand the information and think on the spot, as well as create positive and negative debates.

 This year’s resolution was, “Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by: adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding social security, and/or providing a basic income.”

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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