Speech and Debate State and National Qualifiers Announced

We recently received word that we now have 16 students who have qualified for states along with two alternates. The state tournament will be held the first weekend in March in Wooster, Ohio. Additionally, four of our state qualifiers have also qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) nationals, which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June. Two have qualified as alternates and another two are alternate qualifiers to the National Student Congress. Learn more about the different speech and debate categories.
Congratulations to the following students:
State Qualifiers
Eric Brandt ’21 - Informative
Arianna DiMenna ’22 - Congressional Debate
Lena DiPuccio ’20 - Original Oratory
Mollie Edmondson ’21 - Informative
Grace Gainar ’22 - Dramatic Interpretation
Lauren Kastelic ’22 - Congressional Debate
Giana Lonardo ’22 - Declamation
Teeba Malowe ’21 - Declamation
Gwen Mascha ’21 - Congressional Debate
Clara Morgan ’22 - Duo Interpretation
Cayla See ’21 - Congressional Debate
Faith Smolik ’22 - Duo Interpretation
Nikolas Socrates ’21 - Program Oral Interpretation
Jackson Sturtevant ’21 - Lincoln/Douglas
Olivia Sucato ’20 - Congressional Debate
Hannah Weltle ’21 - Program Oral Interpretation
Alternate Qualifiers to States
Elisa Flynn ’22 - Original Oratory
Eve Pahoresky ’22 - Dramatic Interpretation
Qualifiers to the NSDA Nationals
Mollie Edmondson ’21 - Informative
Lena DiPuccio ’20 - Original Oratory
Clara Morgan ’22 - Program Original Oratory
Cayla See ’21 - World School Debate
Alternate Qualifiers to Nationals
Eric Brandt ’21 - Informative
Faith Smolik ’22 - Duo Interpretation
Hannah Weltle ’21 - Program Original Oratory
Alternate Qualifiers to National Student Congress
Jackson Sturtevant ’21
Olivia Sucato ’20

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