On November 15, Orangefield High School debaters competed at the UIL Regional Congress Debate meet in Beaumont.  In class 4A, juniors Alexis Sturrock and Tatum Garlington advanced to state.  Alexis earned her way to state by placing 2nd and Tatum as first alternate. Other debaters included Garrett Crooks, Katelynn Carpenter, and alternate Hannah Blaine.  The state qualifiers selected Katelynn’s bill to advance to the state tournament.   The legislation is to allow for the utilization of human embryonic stem cells for clinical research.  The UIL Congress state meet will be held January 8-10, 2018 at University of Texas in Austin.

Pictured left to right: Hannah Blaine, Katelynn Carpenter, Tatum Garlington, Alexis Sturrock, Garrett Crooks