Hersey High School Debate Team Visits Capitol

Rep. Harris with members of the Hersey HS Debate Team
on the Speaker's Podium in the House of Representatives
Rep. Harris hosted the John Hersey High School Debate Team in the State Capitol recently as the team prepared for the Illinois High School Association's Debate Team competition held in Springfield on March 20 - 21. Harris escorted the team members on a tour of the Capitol and made arrangements for them to hold a debate practice in one of the rooms used for House Committee meetings.

The team did well in the competition this year. Seven of the nine debaters qualified for spots in the semi-finals. And Freshman Ethan Bowers surprised everyone by winning All-State Honors, besting 183 competitors.

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