Warner Robins High School debate team continues winning streak

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One Middle Georgia high school debate team has maintained its expertise for nearly 14 years.

The Warner Robins High School debate team won the “Leading Chapter Award” for the state of Georgia from the National Speech and Debate Association for performances over the past 14 years, according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

The Leading Chapter Award recognizes the school’s dedication to teach communication, leadership and social skills through participation in this academic activity. The Warner Robins High School Debate Team is one of 110 schools nationwide to win the award from among more than 3,000 member schools, added the news release.

Warner Robins High School is located at 401 South Davis Drive in Warner Robins.

The team’s former coach was John McClellan.

“McClellan retired at the end of last year, and I think this is a fitting tribute to his years behind the program,” says the current Warner Robins High School debate coach Amanda Bone.

Warner Robins High has maintained a successful speech and debate program since the 1960s. The team competes in Public Forum Debate, Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Prose/Poetry and Dramatic Interpretation.

“This coveted honor, based on student participation, is the highest recognition the Association can bestow upon a chapter,” wrote Executive Director, J. Scott Wunn, in a letter announcing the award.

The students have won numerous awards in all of these events at invitational tournaments throughout the state.

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