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Friday, May 13, 2016 - The News - Page 5A By Toni Garrard Clay AISD Communications Specialist Special to The News ATHENS-It's a three- peat! For the third year in a row - and the second by the same team - the Ath- ens High School debate team claimed the UIL District 4A State title in CX (cross-examination) debate. The tournament start- ed in Austin March 18 with 60 teams. March 19, some eight rounds later, the team of Matthew Her- nandez and True Head (or HH, as they are known to their teammates) was triumphant. All but one round were unanimous decisions for Athens. "The victory felt more accomplished this year," Head said. "Last year, it was kind of a shock because we were both sophomores," Hernandez said. "It was a lot more challenging this year because the teams that had been there before really grew with us." "I am so proud," AHS speech and debate teacher Nicole Cornish said. "The pressure really could have gotten to them. We never talked about winning state. We just debated one round at a time, and I'm proud they were able to do that." "It's about strategy and adapting to different judges," noted Head. "It's subjective." In her six years at AHS, Cornish has de- veloped a powerhouse debate program. In 2011, Stephen Grant won sil- ver in informative ex- temporaneous speaking; Sam Haynie won gold in poetry interpretation; in 2012 Quinton Johnson won gold in poetry interp; Derek Davies and Chris O'Brien were state quar- terfinalists in CX debate; in 2013, O'Brien and Lauren Green won bronze in CX, and Madalyn Mikkelsen and Meridith McDonald were quarter- finalists in CX. In 2014, when the program was under the direction of Jordan In- nerarity, Mikkelsen and McDonald won gold in CX, and Elizabeth Warren won silver in LD debate. CX debate is a form In 2015, once again of policy debate in which under the direction of teams of two argue for or Cornish, Head and Her- against a resolution calling nandez won gold in CX; for a change in federal and this year, aside from policy. This year's resolu- the team's gold medal re- tion calls for a substantial peat, Hernandez also took curtailment of the federal the Silver Gavel speaker government's practice of award in CX. domestic surveillance. COURTESY PHOTO/TONI GARRARD CLAY, AISD Athens High School juniors True Head (left) and Matthew Her- nandez won the UII District 4A State title in CX debate for the second year in a row March 19. It is the thrid consecutive year an Athens High School team has won the state CX (cross-examination) title and the fourth con- secutive year they have medaled in the same category. Pictured with Head and Hernandez is AHS speech and debate teacher Nicole Cornish. During the debate, one team presents a plan (the affirmative team) and the other argues against it (the negative team). It's referred to as cross-exam- ination because there is a questioning period after the first tour speeches of a debate round. City-sponsored garage sale slated June 3- 5 By Russell Slaton sale was set for May 6-8. be available, as well doors, in executive ses- The News Correspondent Council members voted as City of Malakoff sion in consultation with MALAKOFF-Malakoff to change that to June employees to help with the city attorney. Upon City Council members 3-5. The June 11 cleanup bulky items. 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