Kustaborder claims first at Student Congress



Five students from B-A attended last weeks Student Congress Meet.

Julie Bauer and Brooke Beichler

Bellwood-Antis junior Daniel Kustaborder took first place as an Outstanding Speaker last week’s Student Congress Meet.

“This was Daniel’s first Student Congress, and he placed first,” said advisor Mr. Matthew McNaul. “I’m thinking he can place high at districts this March and probably earn a spot at nationals. He has always been a hard worker and a great public speaker and debater. I think Student Congress is right up his alley.”

The October 25 meet took place in Somerset. Students prepared three-minute responses in favor or against a bill, and debated them similarly to how a bill would be debated in Congress.

All of the students worked hard to research and write their speeches.

— Mr. McNaul

Five students from B-A participated in this meet: juniors Kustaborder, and Issac Patton, and sophomores, Seamus Salmon, Samuel Gormont, and Mckenzie Lang.

Samuel Gormont placed third as a Merit Speaker.

Advisors Mrs. Kathy Taylor was”pleased with the student performance.”

“I’m proud of our team for locking up two of the three spots. All of the students worked hard to research and write their speeches,” said Mr. McNaul.

The next meet is Wednesday, December 6. Any interested student can sign up .

“It provides  an excellent opportunity to develop speaking skills while expressing your opinion on a variety of topics,” said Mrs. Taylor.