(KCEN) -- Salado High School's debate team is making history.
They're the smallest school to ever qualify for some of nation's most prestigious competitions.
But there's a big problem.
How they plan to get to the competition might be debatable.
Fast talking, toe-tapping and some serious debating.
It's just a normal day for Salado High School Junior Sydney Walter, who joined the debate team her freshman year and is now the captain of the team.
Walter said, "I just immediately found my niche. This just where I belong."
Walter and two of her teammates are so good, they've already qualified for the tournament of champions, a national debate competition.
The team's coach is Tim Cook.
He expects five more students to go, making Salado's team the only small school to ever qualify.
So they've been doing a lot of practice.
Walter said, "We meet after school three times a week, from 3 to about 6:30 at night and we also go to tournaments on Friday and Saturday."
The students work hard. Just check out their homework for Christmas break. They have to read eight books for next semester's philosophy topic."
But in order to get to these competitions, they have to do more work than most teams.
Isaac Hopkins, who is a member of the team, said, "Not just in preparing but fundraisers and getting money from the community because not only are they out of state but they're also very expensive."
The team has already raised $2,000 and Walter is confident they'll raise more.
She said, "I have faith in the community and school system that we'll be able to do that."
They need $6,000 more by June 1 of 2013.
And that's not debatable.
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