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LHWHS Students Advance in Regional Speech and Debate Tournament

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Many students from the Talking Rams have advanced in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s (GSL) tournament. The tournament is hosted in seven small pieces over the course of the first semester; advancing students will compete in the finals in late January.

Congratulations to the following students from LHWHS’s Talking Rams for advancing to the finals!

Policy Debate

  • David Abraham and Mukund Subramanian
  • Mike Figenshau and David Streid

Public Forum Debate

  • Sarah Allen and Sydney Petersen
  • Emily Bell and Derek Bergman
  • Xunyi Gao and Becca Langsam

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Emily Chu
  • Nan Zhong

Original Oratory

  • Katy Chang
  • Jerome Gregory
  • Harika Upadhyayula

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • David Abraham
  • Sarah Allen
  • Emily Bell

Radio Speaking

  • Emily Chu
  • Sayli Sant

Humorous Interpretation

  • Collin Christner
  • Sayli Sant

Dramatic Interpretation

  • Janine Norman
  • Sydney Petersen


  • Olivia Gada

Congressional Debate

  • Scott Sanchez
  • Ben Zhang

Finals will take place on Jan. 20-21 at Ritenour High School. The Talking Rams are in a good position to do well in many events and are contenders for the sweepstakes award!