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Students Qualify for National Debate Championships

Release Date: 4/14/2009 9:58:00 AM

The team of Ryan Meadows and Gerrit Spieker from Winters Mill High School has qualified in Public Forum Debate for the National Forensics League National Championships held in Birmingham, Alabama in June. They are the first team from Carroll County ever to qualify for NFL Nationals.
In addition, Carroll County will be sending 13 students to the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Championships in Albany, New York in May. This marks the largest number of students Carroll County has qualified since beginning competition in 2006. Students who qualified include:
  • Karl Shuey and Eddie Lister, Westminster High School
  • Gerrit Spieker and Ryan Meadows, Winters Mill High School
  • Arsheya Patel and Robert Kapp, Winters Mill High School
  • Gordie Watt and Alex Winter, Winters Mill High School
  • Nate Adamczyk and Tyler Evans, Winters Mill High School
  • Ashley Newman and Amber Slater, Winters Mill High School
  • Michael Hullett, Westminster High School.
For more information, please contact Jared Wastler (, Winters Mill Speech and Debate Coach.

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