Lakewood debaters head to state with top coach
Sixteen students from Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg are headed to the Florida Forensic League state championship in the Panhandle the weekend of Feb. 29.
The students earned the opportunity to debate for the state title at a qualifying tournament earlier this month at Berkeley High in Tampa, where their coach, Margaret Emelson, was named Florida Forensic League coach of the year.
The students will compete in policy debate, student congress, public forum debate, original oratory, duo interpretation and group interpretation.
- Donna Winchester, Pinellas education reporter