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The Gardendale High School Debate Team

The Gardendale High School Debate Team finished in 2nd place in total team wins in the 2018-2019 Birmingham Area Debate League held at Samford University.

GHS also finished with four students in the Top Ten of individual speakers, which was the most of any high school in the league. The Top Ten finishers were: Meredith Watson (4th place), Lexi Bush (6th), Jill Defnall (7th), and Colby Lewis (8th). 

GHS Debate

Pictured are (L-R): Sera May, Mr. Justin Brasher (sponsor), Colby Lewis, Lara White, Nick Tolbert, Julia Cleveland, Sally Ann Peacock, and Lexi Bush. Not pictured are the rest of the team, who had to leave before the awards ceremony: Taylor Corbin, Jill Defnall, Megan Evans, Abby Hollis, Drew Hollis, Mariah Mueller, and Meredith Watson.