A Central Texas College debate team will compete in a national contest later this month after placing fourth in a regional competition.

According to an announcement from the college, the Central Texas College forensics (speech) team placed fourth in the Phi Rho Pi Region IV Speech and Debate Tournament, facing off against nationally-ranked teams from Lone Star College – North Harris County and San Antonio College.

The team will move on to compete at the national level in the Phi Rho Pi tournament next week near Los Angeles.

Five students will represent the college at the competition. The team will hold its open dress rehearsal, Night Before Nationals, in the CTC library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. Members will perform their prepared pieces just as they would in competition. The rehearsal is free and open to the public.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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