Speech and Deate Team take 2nd place at Mounds Tournament
On November 18th and 19th, the Cherokee High School Speech & Debate Team competed in the Mounds High School Speech Tournament. Though only eight students attended the tournament, the team achieved an outstanding 11 awards, which netted the team 2nd place in 3A Sweeps.
Seniors Cameron McGee and Joseph Wagner placed in five events, with McGee placing 4th in domestic extemporaneous speaking and 1st in Lincoln Douglas debate. Wagner placed 3rd in foreign extemporaneous speaking, 1st in policy debate, and 1st in poetry.
The sophomore class also created a strong presence with Dixie Meeks and Angel Hernandez placing. Meeks earned 1st place in domestic extemp while Hernandez earned 2nd in domestic extemp, 1st in policy debate with partner Wagner, and 1st in monologue.
In their first qualifying tournaments as high school students, freshmen Hannah Leslie and Ben Oister each placed in one event apiece: Leslie placed 3rd in prose, and Oister placed 4th in foreign extemp.
Additional students who participated but did not place are senior Dalton Meeks and sophomore Toby Highfill.
Speech student recieves award
On November 19th, Angel Hernandez placed 2nd in domestic extemp, 1st in policy debate, and 1st in monologue at the Mounds High School Speech Tournament. Out of all the students competing at the tournament, Hernandez earned the most points for his team.
Each year, the Mounds High School Speech Tournament grants the Tyrone Wilkerson Award to a speech student who earns the most points out of all competitors at the tournament. Wilkerson was the longtime theater and speech teacher for Carver Middle School and was also active in the Tulsa theater community until his death in 2006. For the 2016 tournament, Angel Hernandez earned the award with 18 points, beating out teammate Joseph Wagner and Haskell senior Ryan King by a single point.
Angel is the son of Alfonzo Hernandez. This is his second year competing with the Cherokee High School Speech & Debate Team.
Cherokee Public Schools Announces Free Lunches
Cherokee Board of Education announced on September 30, 2016 that the school would provide free lunches to all students and staff, the school already provided breakfast to all students and staff free of charge. The school does ask that any outstanding balance be paid as soon as possible. It’s a GREAT day to be a CHIEF!!