Gallery: Forensics competes at Shawnee Mission East

The forensics team competed at SME and earned a 2nd and 5th place finish for two teams made up of Kaleb Shukeat, Dutch Platt, Thomas and Travis Babcock Friday, April 19.

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Gallery: Forensics competes at Shawnee Mission East

Arguing pro for this years resolution, senior Kaleb Shukeat debates over whether India should become a permanent member of the UN. Shukeat and his partner sophomore Dutch Platt placed 5th on the first day of competition at Shawnee Mission East.

Arguing pro for this years resolution, senior Kaleb Shukeat debates over whether India should become a permanent member of the UN. Shukeat and his partner sophomore Dutch Platt placed 5th on the first day of competition at Shawnee Mission East.

By Abby White

Arguing pro for this years resolution, senior Kaleb Shukeat debates over whether India should become a permanent member of the UN. Shukeat and his partner sophomore Dutch Platt placed 5th on the first day of competition at Shawnee Mission East.

By Abby White

By Abby White

Arguing pro for this years resolution, senior Kaleb Shukeat debates over whether India should become a permanent member of the UN. Shukeat and his partner sophomore Dutch Platt placed 5th on the first day of competition at Shawnee Mission East.

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  • Arguing pro for this years resolution, senior Kaleb Shukeat debates over whether India should become a permanent member of the UN. Shukeat and his partner sophomore Dutch Platt placed 5th on the first day of competition at Shawnee Mission East.

  • During cross examination, sophomore Dutch Platt answers a question from the opposing team.

  • Countering arguments from the other team, senior Kaleb Shuket lobbies for India joining the UN.

  • In his opening speech, sophomore Dutch Platt points out reasons as to why the judge should support this year’s resolution.

  • Laying out his points, junior Thomas Babcock argues the reasons why India should hold a permanent seat in the United Nations.

  • In his opening speech, junior Travis Babcock sets up his team’s contentions. The Babcock brothers placed 2nd in Friday’s tournament.

  • At the podium, junior Thomas Babcock answers the questions proposed by the opposing debaters.

  • Explaining why his argument is the right one, junior Travis Babcock furthers his points during cross examination.

  • Stating her case, sophomore Anna Owsley lays out reasons for the judge as to why her stance is the correct one.

  • During prep time, junior Annie Bogart and sophomore Anna Owsley discuss what arguments they should bring up.

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