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Upper School Speech And Debate Team Makes A Successful Trip To Independence

Upper school speech and debate team garner sweepstakes, individual honors at Truman (JV/Varsity) and William Chrisman (Novice) tournaments.

Andrew Mouzin

The upper school speech and debate team took home first place in novice debate sweepstakes, and third place in overall sweepstakes at both the novice and JV/varsity tournaments at Truman (JV/Varsity) and William Chrisman (Novice) Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Several students also took home individual honors from the tournaments. 

Team Awards
First Place - Novice Debate Sweepstakes (William Chrisman)
Third Place - Varsity Overall Sweepstakes (Truman)
Third Place - Novice Overall Sweepstakes (William Chrisman)

Tournament Champions
Maggie Johnston and Audrey O'Shaughnessy - Public Forum Debate (Varsity)
Zoe Ganter - Lincoln Douglas Debate (Varsity)
Emily Dickey - International Extemporaneous Speaking (Varsity)

Tournament Runner-Ups
Eli Toney and Piper Toney - Public Forum Debate (Novice)

Finalists

Policy Debate
Novice - Ethan Berning, Quinton Conley, Wynn Johnson and Ryan Lee

Public Forum Debate
Novice - Mallory Potts and Sophia Standard

Lincoln Douglas Debate
Varsity - Nichole Calvin
JV -Tristan Wells
Novice - Christian Wollard

United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Varsity - Nick Loomis
Novice - Quinton Conley and Eli Toney

Informative Speaking
Varsity - Zoe Ganter and Zara Johnson
Novice - Rita Abou Jawde, Wynn Johnson, Piper Toney 

Semifinalists

U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking
Novice - Gibbs Morris

International Extemporaneous Speaking
Novice - William Copaken, Piersen Foote and Henry Freilich

Oratory
Novice - Quinn Benson and Naina Singh 

Informative Speaking
Novice - Eric Chen, Mallory Potts and Darwin Torrance

Congress
Varsity - Nichole Calvin