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During the weekend of April 19, 2008, the San Marcos High School Speech & Debate Team competed in a three day district National Forensic League tournament held at Westlake High School in Austin. Senior David Fisher won first place in International Extemporaneous Speaking and first in Original Oratory, earning him one of the two coveted spots to advance to national competition.

SMHS Speech and Debate Coach Lacye Odam said, “We competed against public and private schools from Central Texas to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The competition was incredibly tough, allowing only two students to advance to the next level: nationals. Winning two events is rare, and David beat out some power-house teams. We are tremendously proud of David and the whole team.”

Fisher will travel in June 2008 to the national level competitions held in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. This will be his second trip to nationals, as he competed last year in Wichita, Kansas.

By Iris Campbell
Public Information Officer

Photo by David Fisher

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