Lanier was recognized as the “Overall School of Excellence” and the “Debate School of Excellence,” while eighth-graders Connor Burwell (impromptu speaking), Dylan Berens (extemporaneous speaking), and Chris Galliano and Gavin Martin (public forum debate) all placed first in their respective categories.
“This team battled extremely tough competition and persevered through a grueling schedule,” said Coach Franz Hill. “We couldn’t have achieved this without the parental and administrative support and the guidance of the alumni assistant coaches.”
2011 marked Hill’s fourth year leading the Lanier team. He coached the debate team at Long Middle School for four years before that.