Kingwood High School World Debaters
Pictured from left are: Angela Conrad, Humble ISD School Board President; Dr. Ted Landry, Principal Kingwood High School; Jason Langston, Kingwood High School Debate Teacher; Emily Grantham; Leila Saklou; and Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent.
Emily Grantham and Leila Saklou, Kingwood High School eleventh graders, were recognized at the May Board of Trustees Meeting for earning two of five spots on Team USA at the World Schools Debate Championships.
The World Schools Debate Championships (WSDC) will be held in Slovenia and Croatia from July 17 to July 27. More than 50 countries compete at the WSDC each year, and each country is allowed to send one team of 3-5 students. This year Grantham and Saklou have also competed in tournaments at Cornell University, Harvard University, Los Angeles, Germany, Croatia and Taiwan.
"I couldn't be more proud of these two remarkable young ladies. They epitomize the culture of excellence here at Kingwood High School. Their hard work and dedication has earned them a spot representing not only Kingwood High School and Humble ISD - they will be representing their nation on a world stage," Jason Langston, Debate Teacher, Kingwood High School, said.