A new season has begun for the Paonia-Hotchkiss speech and debate team. The team has competed in two meets so far, and it has already met with some success. On Nov. 19, the team attended a festival meet at Gunnison High School. In attendance were Donald Carter and Jessica Eaton of Paonia High School, Dylan Ashby, Logan Smith, Isaac Van Horn and Jordan Denison of Hotchkiss High School, and their coach, Bret Hamilton.
Dylan Ashby and Jordan Denison earned first place in duet acting, on this, their first outing this season. The team has been working to raise funds for entry fees and longer trips, like the Snowy Peaks Challenge at Summit High School in Frisco Dec. 3.