With the Illinois High School Association Debate State Championship taking place over the weekend, I had the chance to welcome two debate teams from the 27th District to the Capitol on March 15. The John Hersey High School Debate Team from Arlington Heights and the William Fremd High School Debate Team from Palatine both travelled down to Springfield to represent their schools in competition.
Before heading to the University of Illinois-Springfield for a weekend of debate, both teams stopped by the Capitol building. These students have had a long debate season, working hard to advance to State and should be proud of their accomplishments. They did an amazing job representing their schools, communities and the 27th District during this tournament.
As a former high school debater myself, I was excited to welcome these two passionate groups to the State House.