MHS Debate Team Sweeps District, Quarterfinals at State and Qualify for Nationals

District Competition Results:

Edward Kim & Hanson Kuang – 1st

Karissa Cleaver & Anna Lucas – 2nd

Stephen Bender & Ben White – 3rd (alternates for State)

Hanson Kuang* won Top Speaker


The MHS Debate team competed at the UIL CX State tournament Austin. The team of Anna Lucas and Stephen Bender competed at State for the first time and went 2-2 through preliminaires despite last minute changes in partners.

The team of Edward Kim and Hanson Kuang went 4-0 through preliminaries! They advanced through Octa-finals on a 3-0 decision.

Midway KK (one of the debate duos) made it to Quarterfinals on a 2-1 decision. This is the first time they have passed through the Octa-finals.

Thea teams have competed at the NDCA National Tournament the past several years and qualified this year again.

Edward Kim and Hanson both are competing at Regionals.

*Hanson = Hanxing Kuang