From Clarion speech club there were 6 debaters, 4 timers, and 2 judges. We got up at 3:30 in the morning and met the Deems and Holsts at Wal-mart at 5:00.
Then we headed out.
2 red vehicles: Clifford and our Astro van. I slept for about the first hour and a half. At the end of my nap I was half awake and dreaming at the same time and I dreamed we were about to run some long haired guy over. That kind of woke me up. Haha!
The ride was very interesting after that. Dillon and Dylan got into some heated debate about Iraq and Isolationism in general. We all pitched in our 2 cents and argued with them.....more like 222 cents. Haha!
It was one of those informal debates where everyone's just trying to scrounge up random evident to support their case....and speaking loudly at the same time. Haha! 'Course with everyone doing that, the van was pretty noisy.......so Nathan flipped on the radio. And a talk show happened to be on, discussing Iraq and whether or not we should keep our troops there. Which has a lot to do with Isolationism; the LD debate resolution. Ironic.
So we made it to the church facility at about 10. Tait, Dylan, Alex, and I lead worship and then we began the debate rounds. There were 4 other debaters from Seattle.
I'm so glad I went because I was a little unsure if I wanted to compete in debate. In short, I was a little nervous about the whole ordeal. But now I know it's tons of fun and it's not nearly as scary or hard as I thought it'd be.
I'm also really excited because I got 2nd place! And Dylan Deems got 1st! Yippee!
I feel like I was just lucky or something. I couldn't believe I actually placed higher than all the better, more experienced debaters.
Here are some random pictures of the trip.
We stopped for pizza on the way home. It was really good! We also went for a walk there in Jefferson city.