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Teen Face: Laynie Stephens

By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Laynie Stephens didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for debate in her freshman year at St. Vincent High School in Petaluma. “I didn’t know much about it, but I thought it would be interesting,” she said. Four years later, she’s headed to the high school debate “tournament of champions” at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. It’s a first for St. Vincent, where formal argument is a passion. About 80 of… Read More »