7 Skiatook students advance to state

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Seven Skiatook students qualified for the state debate and speech contest at the regional contest at Bixby on March 9-10.

Team debate students qualifying included: Joey Breckon and Dalton Thompson, Austyn Potter and Rylee Houston and

Maverick Williams and Kyra Edgerton. Kaylee Aber qualified for state in U.S. current events speaking.

Other regional performers included: Jewel Santini, Kaitlyn Loveless, Bailey Gilmore, Jessica Giles, Lizzy Doughtery, Alex Ragsdale. Other speech or debate regional presenters included Geoffery Thompson, Christian Johnston, Madi Perigo, and Bethany Slatcher.

Volunteer judging at the regional was provided by team alumni: Heather Branaman, Sam Branaman, Kathryn Adams, Jerica Wilson, Baylee Stumpf, and Zach LeClair.

The state tournament is scheduled at the University of Oklahoma on April 4-7.