Congressional Debate

Published 12:05 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Student Congressional Debate, a popular UIL event in Texas, is a competition where high school students act as members of the United States Congress by debating bills and resolutions. Before the event, each school submits mock legislation to be debated. On Wednesday, November 9th, the Orangefield UIL Student Congressional Debate Team traveled to Region 5 Education Service Center to compete in the regional tournament. The team consisted of seniors Mack Patterson, center, and Katey McCall, right, sophomores Tatum Garlington, second from right, and Alexis Sturrock, second from left,, and freshman Joseph Gray, left. Katey McCall advances to the State meet as 3rd place in 4A and Alexis Sturrock as 5th place and 2nd alternate. The State meet will be held in Austin, TX on January 10 and 11, 2017.