Multiple Speech and Debate Team Members Qualify for Nationals

It’s been a great two weeks for the speech and debate team, with seven team members qualifying for the NSDA National Tournament in nine different categories. The National Tournament only allows students to compete in one category, so those who qualified in two have to select the one in which they will compete.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Eric Brandt ’21- will compete in Informative Speaking
  • Grace Gainar ’22 - will compete in Dramatic Interpretation
  • Gwen Mascha ’21 - will compete in Congressional Debate 
  • Clara Morgan ’22 (also qualified in Program of Oral Interpretation) - will compete in Duo Interpretation with Faith Smolik 
  • Cayla See ’21 (also qualified in Congressional Debate) - will compete in World School Debate
  • Faith Smolik ’22 (also qualified in Humorous Interpretation) - will compete in Duo Interpretation with Clara Morgan
  • Jackson Sturtevant ’21 - will compete in World School Debate 

Additionally, in only her first year competing, Julia Morgan ’24 qualified as an alternate in Informative Speaking.
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