Host Family Has No Argument Over Payson's Debate Team


Over the Presidents' Weekend, the Payson High School Speech and Debate team competed at the University of California, Berkeley Forensics Invitational. This is a competitive, demanding, national-level tournament. Our family had the pleasure of hosting this team while they were in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Your team was very successful in the number of rounds won and awards received. They are technically exceptional. More importantly, they are exceptional people.

Congratulations to the Payson coach, Mr. Wayne Gorry, for the great things he has done for your team and for the help and insights he provided us.

Congratulations to the parents for the great jobs they are doing raising these young people.

To Aspen, Beth, Christina, Doug, Matt and Rose, congratulations on your successes in speech and debate. We enjoyed meeting and spending time with all of you. Please know that you are all welcome in our home at any time. We are proud to be your friends.

The Swan Family

Al, Melinda, Andrew and Amelia

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