Honoring Eagles debate, forensics teams

Published 3:45 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018

At its Tuesday meeting, the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors recognized the accomplishments of the Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) debate and forensics teams. The forensics team competed in Virginia High School League (VHSL) regional competition at Goochland High School and placed fourth. Then the squad advanced to the super regionals at R.E. Lee High School. The debate team traveled to Hidden Valley High School for regionals and placed second out of 14 teams from VHSL groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. Four team members also competed in the Student Congress. Pictured are, from left, front row, Forensics and Debate Coach Debbie Rush; Grace Rust, first place-Extemporaneous Speaking (regional), third place-Extemporaneous Speaking (super regional), first place-Student Congress (regional); Tiba Hamza, 14th place-Student Congress (regional); PECHS Principal Gwendolyn McQuaige-Hicks; back row, County Administrator Wade Bartlett, Supervisors J. David Emert, Odessa Pride, C.R. “Bob” Timmons Jr., Vice Chair Jim Wilck, Supervisors Jerry R. Townsend and Robert M. “Bobby” Jones.

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