Hawley Debate Champ Featured on State High School League's Website

Hawley Debate Champ Featured on State High School League's Website Click to Enlarge

UNDATED--You could say there's no such thing as small talk for a Hawley high school junior. Kelso Anderson is featured in a Minnesota State High School League spotlight this week for his accomplishments in Debate. Anderson is featured in the Minnesota State High School League's "John's Journal" this week regarding his story of competing against much larger schools at the MSHSL debate championships and winning in January at the University of Minnesota.

Debate is one MSHSL activity that is still single-class so students from all schools across the state, large and small, compete against one another. There are four categories in debate and Anderson took top honors in Congressional Debate. The Hawley student was competing against other state qualifiers from high school's whose enrollments ranged from 1,500 to over 2,400 students. Hawley's enrollment in grades nine through 12 is 276.

The 2019 state champions in the four debate categories came from Eagan, Minneapolis Washburn, Lakeville South, and Hawley.

Anderson is Hawley's first medalist at the state debate tournament.

Anderson also participates in cross-country in the fall. He would like to work in the field of international relations, possibly becoming a diplomat.

The complete article appears on the MSHSL's website: https://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp

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