Debate Team Winners

Teams from Fayeteville took top spots in all three divisions of debate at the 16th annual Southwestern Speech and Debate tournament held Friday and Saturday at Monett High School, with 26 schools entered in the events and 38 teams competing in championship, 46 in regular and 36 in novice. Fayetteville also won the debate sweepstakes, with Jefferson City taking second and Kickapoo placing third. Over 300 students participated in Saturday’s events, with individual events held all day Friday. Members of the Fayetteville teams taking first place trophies include first row, from left, Kay Adams, novice, and Nancy Hamm and Nancy Pennington, regular, and back row, Kym DeLille, novice, and Dennis Peterson and Jeff Hobbs, championship, shown with Diane Koenmann, MHS student chairman of the event. (Monette Times)

— Courtesy of Jeff Hobbs