I would like to compliment you and staff reporter Carolyn Wall for the story concerning the accomplishments of the Payson High School speech and debate team in the Oct. 19 issue.
In my opinion, the tools of debate, speech and other dialectical skills are sorely underemphasized in our public education programs. I find it very encouraging to see our local high school faculty and students looking beyond the conventional boundaries of our educational system and broadening their intellect and interpersonal skills using this forum.
I salute and applaud each and every member of this promising team.
John F. Becker, Payson