Carol Day

On March 3, 2011, 77 fifth- and sixth-grade students came to Hobble Creek Elementary after school to debate the issue: "Resolved: the State of Utah Should Require All State Government Buildings to Have a Renewable Energy Source as a Significant Part of Their Total Energy Use."

The Elementary debate in Utah is sponsored by the National Energy Foundation. The state debate meet will be April 28 and 29 at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City. Debate provides an excellent opportunity for students to use their skills of reading, thinking, writing, speaking, and listening.

The winners are:

1st Place Affirmative: Elizabeth Vorkink and Tiffany Asay

2nd Place Affirmative: Jonah Allen and Sophie McCausland

3rd Place Affirmative: Marissa Betts and Tahlia White

4th Place Affirmative: Annabelle Beck and Cassidy Bona

5th Place Affirmative: Jane Berge and Kylie Johnson

1st Place Negative: McKenzie Oyler and Hailey Hulliger

2nd Place Negative: Cassady Gappmayer and Natalie Noorda

3rd Place Negative: Emerald Coffey and Amy Shurian

4th Place Negative Jacob Myers and Nathaniel Hales

5th Place Negative: Talia McKinney and Natalie Millet