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TWHS Senior Wins Gold

Jan 31, 2019

In Austin last week, The Woodlands High School senior Ian McPhearson, debated against 54 student competitors at the 6A level from across the state — first on the University of Texas at Austin campus, and then inside the state’s Capitol building during the two-day event--and won! The students prepare 3-minute speeches based on federal government legislation, such as trade policies or the Electoral College, and argue their positions in front of the other competitors. Students respond to each others’ statements in a way that models the democratic procedure, but McPhearson was the one who walked away with the gold medal.