Skyview Hawks Sweep Debate Tournament

Five members of the Skyview Hawks competed at the inaugural Calvin Coolidge Cup debate tournament in Hailey, Idaho, this past weekend. The team swept the top 3 spots, scoring cash prizes and earning invitations to the Coolidge Cup National Championships next July in Vermont. Two more students earned 7th and 8th place finishes. 

The tournament champion was Skyview senior Lincoln Borrowman, who defeated Skyview sophomore Seddi Momenpour (sophomore) in the final round.  Lincoln was awarded $1,000 while Momenpour received $600.  Taking third place was Skyview senior Bridger Benson, who received $400.

Also placing in the top nine and receiving tournament recognition were Skyview sophomores Cody Thompson and Tessa Hale, who received special commemorative editions of a Calvin Coolidge memoir.

The team, coached by Jeffrey Stoppenhagen, will start local competition in the district in mid-October.