I went to the DEBATE Kansas City awards ceremony last night. Got me in a real good mood. The highlight was a speech delivered by this kid named David from Washington High in KCK. It was a scorcher of a screed about civil liberties. Full of passion. David's going to Morehouse next year.
And I'm happy to say that Central High (where I help coach) defended its legacy as the debate powerhouse in Kansas City, by claiming the top three awards in the varsity division and by winning the biggest award in the league: the sweepstakes award for most overall points.
In other debate news, the University of Kansas finished first in the nation in varsity rankings, beating out Dartmouth and Harvard, which were second and third respectively. The Jayhawks finished second in overall rankings, behind Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. UMKC finished sixth in overall rankings and tenth in varsity. And Missouri State was fifth in varsity rankings.