The Lawrence High School and Lawrence Free State High School debate teams traveled to two tournaments last weekend. At the Basehor-Linwood Invitational the FSHS team of Scott Smith and Molly Winter placed second. Brad Quellhorst and Dustin Patterson from LHS finished third. Ben Shear and Zach Thompson from FSHS placed sixth. Ann Goering and Megan Hochstein from LHS placed seventh.
At the Shawnee Mission East Invitational the team of Chris Bates and Justin Shmalberg from LHS placed fifth in the Championship Division. Thomas Holland and Colin Elwell from LHS were fourth in the Novice Division. The FSHS team of Craig Turnbull-Sailor and David Swayze was first in the Novice Division, while Jen Miller and Jasmin Messenger placed third.
The LHS debate team will hold its annual invitational tournament on December 4-5. Anyone interested in judging should call LHS at 832-5050, ext. 295.