Summit Christian Academy junior Logan Kenepaske took fourth place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and second place in Student Congress earlier this month in the Lee’s Summit West High School’s varsity debate tournament.
“Logan has been working very hard in Lincoln-Douglas,” said Anne Mussati, SCA secondary speech and debate teacher and coach. “The topic for this tournament was compulsory voting in a democracy and Logan performed exceptionally,” said Mrs. Mussatti.
Student Congress in Speech and Debate is an event based on the nation’s congressional proceedings. Students choose to be members of the House of Representatives or the Senate. They write legislation, debate its merits, and decide which bills get passed into law.
“Student Congress is a student-run event that teaches students the parliamentary process in a practical way,” said Mussatti. “Students find it a very exciting form of debate.”
At the end of the season, students choose the representatives who will attend the National Tournament.
“Ultimately, being chosen to attend the National Tournament is quite an honor,” said Mussatti. “Making friends and understanding the political process takes place all season long and can be quite rewarding. Logan is certainly establishing himself as a contender.”