By Joesph Spears
State representative Gary VanDeaver met with Hooks ISD staff and two Hooks students that placed in the UIL Congress Debate State Championship and awarded James DeAnda as the state champion.
In the competition, James and Jayden Baird were up against 17 other students from across the state. Jayden placed 7th and James placed 1st.
James is a senior at Hooks ISD, and in addition to Congress...