CHS named member of national group’s 100 club

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Carrollton High School (CHS) has been named a member of the National Speech and Debate Association’s 100 Club.

The high school chapter achieved over 100 Merit Degrees, a collection of points based on competitive and service-related activities. This achievement places the team among the top 10 percent of schools nationwide.

A select group of CHS Speech and Debate students traveled to Yale University to compete in the annual Yale Debate Invitational.

Isaiah Meek was awarded as a semi-finalist and finished eighth in the nation in Humorous Interpretation. A sophomore, he is the son of Shane and Anitra Meek of Carrollton.

Earning honors as a quarterfinalist in Extemporaneous Speaking was Owen Kienzle, a senior and son of Duane Kienzle and Rose Kienzle.

CHS competed against 149 other high schools from across the country in the annual event.

The team will kick off the 2015-2016 season Oct. 17 at home in the annual Todd Casper Memorial Novice Tournament.

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