CX teams take district honors



The CX debate teams placed first and fourth at district competition last week. Nicollette Arabie and Kaylen Sanchez will move on to compete at state.

Harley Sanders, Reporter

The District 20-AAA CX Debate competition was held last week on campus, with other schools traveling to Buffalo to compete. At the end of the day, Buffalo finished in first and fourth, taking one of the two state qualifier spots.

Junior Nicollette Arabie and freshman Kaylen Sanchez placed first. Arabie has been in debate since she was a freshman and has made two trips to state. She was awarded top speaker at the district contest.

“I have loved speech and debate ever since my freshman year, “Arabie said. “I enjoy teaching  younger classmen what I know and teaching them how fun it is to be in speech and debate.”

Sanchez said she has been looking forward to being in debate ever since she was in junior high.

“Debate is everything I thought it would be, “Sanchez said. “The people I get to work with and compete with are true leaders and I wish to be like that one day.”

Junior Mason Ayles and sophomore Ethan Roberts paired up as a new team, competing for the first time at district. Despite being novices, they finished in fourth place with a record of 1-2.

“The competition was not easy,” Roberts said. “Overall I think we did good and pulled off a great speech.”

Ayles agreed that the experience was a good one.

“Going to competition is always a fun experience,” he said. “As long as we have fun and keep improving, then it doesn’t matter whether we win or not.”