The Athens Review
BROWNSBORO — Brownsboro senior Caleb Cade earned a state championship in persuasive speaking at the 2013 UIL State Speech and Debate Meet in Austin on May 22.
Cade beat out competitors from around the state in persuasive speaking to clinch the title during the state awards assembly.
He also placed second in Lincoln Douglas debate losing in the finals to Dustin Hurley from La Vernia. Junior Luke McLemore finished third in Lincoln Douglas debate.
“It was a great accomplishment by Caleb and Luke both since they have worked hard all year,” Brownsboro speech and debate coach Jason Caldwell said. “They put in a whole lot of hours and dedication and just really did a great job and I was proud of them.”
Caldwell said losing Cade to graduation will be a tough hole to fill next year.
“We are losing a student that placed 12th in the nation last year and has just won the state championship this year,” Caldwell said. “That is a huge loss for the team and Luke is the leader for the team next year.”