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Speech And Debate Team Take Third At Fort Osage

PHS Speech and Debate team took third place in overall sweepstakes at the Fort Osage varsity tournament Saturday, Jan. 6.

Andrew Mouzin

The Pembroke Hill Speech and Debate came back from winter break with a strong finish at their first tournament of 2018. The team took third place in overall sweepstakes, second place in debate sweepstakes and third place in individual event sweepstakes at the varsity tournament at Fort Osage Saturday, Jan. 6.

Here are results from the tournament:

Third Place Overall Sweepstakes
Second Place Debate Sweepstakes
Third Place Individual Sweepstakes

Tournament Champions:

  • Thomson Corvin - Informative Speaking, Policy Debate (JV)
  • Lizzie Spaeth - Lincoln Douglas Debate (Varsity)
  • Davis Miller - Policy Debate (JV)
  • Gus Erdman - Public Forum Debate (JV)
  • Zandy Swartzman - Public Forum Debate (JV)


  • U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking - Janna Withrow (2nd), Nick Loomis (3rd)
  • Original Oratory - Charlie Doering-Powell (2nd)
  • Congress - Lizzie Spaeth (6th)


  • Lincoln Douglas Debate - Zoe Ganter (V)
  • Informative Speaking - Zoe Ganter
  • U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking - Ethan Lane
  • Congress - Jane Markley
  • Original Oratory - Zandy Swartzman


  • Policy Debate - Nora Sjue (JV), Mubariz Tahirkheli (JV)