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Pacheco, Howell place 6th at Blue Valley

The Spring Hill Debate team of sophomore Kailey Howell and senior Max Pacheco advanced to quarterfinals at the Blue Valley Debate Classic this weekend, finishing 6th overall with a 4-2 record. 

The weekend's performance officially makes them eligible for State Debate, which takes place in January at Olathe North High School. 

Howell and Pacheco finished 4-1 in the preliminary rounds, making them eligible for the quarterfinal rounds. 

In the quarterfinals, they lost to a team from Sumner Academy on a 2-1 decision. Max Pacheco and Kailey Howell medaled at the Blue Valley tournament on Saturday, placing sixth.