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Section A: General News


Poth Page: Poth speech team wins big at district


Poth Page: Poth speech team wins big at district
Members of the Poth High School speech team are all hyped up after placing first, second, and third at the first UIL Congressional District 20 meet in La Vernia. Team members include (from left) Clayton Jaskinia, UIL Speech Sponsor Amy Lyssy, Daniel Soto, and Rosa Rosales.


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Members of the Poth High School speech team competed Nov. 14 in the first UIL Congressional District 20 meet in La Vernia. In attendance were 21 schools ranging from 2A to 5A with 65 competitors. Daniel Soto led the way with a first-place finish, followed by Clayton Jaskinia, second; and Rosa Rosales, third.

Congress is an individual event in a large group setting. It models the legislative process of democracy, like that of the U.S. Congress. Contestants draft legislation and research bills and resolutions dealing with real-world policies prior to the contest to prepare their speeches. Team members only had seven days to research the topics, compose speeches, and then practice the event. The team will compete at the State Congressional Meet in Austin in January.

The Poth team is coached by Amy Lyssy.
 

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Apathyisadisease  
La Vernia  
November 27, 2013 11:38pm
 
Congratulations! I wish more kids would get into this as a club. Heck, it would be fun if the county held a regular, structured speech or debate forum where citizens from different parties and ideologies could engage each other ... More ›

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
November 27, 2013 11:25am
 
Congrats! Keep up the good work!

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