Debate looks to future with new teacher


Emily Mack

Aline Theriot, the new debate teacher at KPark.

Emily Mack, Newspaper Staff

After George Pulliam resigned from Kingwood Park over the summer, the students in debate club have been working to get back on their feet. Coming off a year where they won most of their tournaments, and with the first one of this year coming up in a few weeks, the new teacher Aline Theriot is trying to help the team be as successful as they’ve been in the past.

The debate students that have been participating in the club for multiple years at KPark felt like getting a new teacher was a fresh start for them. Even though starting from scratch is rough, they are trying to think optimistically about the change.

“Having Ms. Theriot as our new teacher feels like a fresh start for our team.” said senior Austin Montelongo.

The president of Debate Club, Jacob Core, said that the beginning of the school year usually starts off slow but will progressively get better as the year goes by. The students won’t let the new change stop them from trying their best, and working for their goals for the year.

“It is what it is and we will make the best of it.” said Core.