Cherokee's trophy winners are shown in the photo to the right. Maggie Lubeck (left) received fifth place in Lincoln Douglas Debate with a 3-1 record.; Jacob Lewis (center) also debated for the Lincoln Douglas team, and earned first place as the only debater with a 4-0 record; Nicole Springer (right) took fifth place in the Student Congress House B .
WHS Debate Team also traveled to the West Des Moines Dowling Debate Tournament in December. This two-day tournament included schools from multiple states, because the tournament is part of a national circut. Pictured below are John Bieber and Bailey Stoneking, who debated in Public Forum. This team made it all the way to the 'Octofinalist' round and received a Tournament of Champions bid. Coaches Jessie VanDeWalle and Angela Rupp are very proud of Beiber and Stoneking for excelling at such a difficult tournament.