Lindale HS debate team places 3rd in nation, 10th in world

Photo Source: Lindale ISD
Photo Source: Lindale ISD

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Lindale ISD:

LINDALE, TX - The Lindale High School debate team's eloquent speaking skills and dedication to social issues have earned the students a national and international ranking.

During the past school year, the LHS debate team participated in the United Nations' "People Speaks" competition. The UN Foundation has announced the winners of the competition and Lindale High School placed third in the United States and tenth in the world.

Throughout the competition the team hosted a public debate, showcase, and completed community service projects. Students also created public service announcements about environmental issues and wrote blogs that were featured on the United Nations' Web site.

Students in Debate II, III and IV classes at Lindale High School participated in this competition. The team was the runner-up for a trip to the debate finals in Amsterdam and received a $2,000 grant to use toward team projects.