Eight Garden City High School debate and forensics team members qualified for an upcoming national tournament after competing at the West Kansas National Speech and Debate Association District Individual Events Tournament on April 21 in Buhler.

The following students will compete at the national tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in June: Kimberly Loya/Daniel Darter, Duo Interpretation; AJ Ramirez/Juliana Casas, Duo Interpretation; Trevor Southern, United States Extemporaneous Speaking; Carolyn Levi, Congressional Debate, Senate; and Gracie Mueller/Reagan Wright, Public Forum Debate.

GCHS educators also recently were acknowledged. GCHS Principal Steve Nordby was recognized as the association’s Principal of the Year and debate and forensics instructor Russ Tidwell was inducted into the association’s Coaches Hall of Fame.