The Blanco High School Speech and Debate Team was honored by the Texas Legislature at the State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday, March 4.
State Representative Patrick Rose authored House Resolution 660 commending team members on their success at University Interscholastic League invitational tournaments this year and praising the team’s achievements over the past 15 years.
In part, the resolution states:
“WHEREAS, Under the leadership of coach Russell Kirkscey, the talented and hardworking students of Blanco’s speech and debate team have repeatedly distinguished themselves at all levels of academic competition, and they may take great pride in the recognition they have earned through their skill and dedication; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 81st Texas Legislature hereby congratulate the members of the Blanco High School speech and debate team on their victories in 2009 and extend to these outstanding students sincere best wishes for continued success…”
After introducing the team from the floor of the legislature, Rose met with the students and discussed the importance of high school speech and debate in his life and how these activities prepare students for every possible career.
Kirkscey, Principal Dustin Barton, school board member Mary Ann Weaver, and parent Laura Cisneros accompanied team members on the trip.