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Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The group of student pose for a group photo.

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.

The following students placed in their events:

– Faris Ali (10) – 4th in Impromptu Speaking
– Royce Dong (11) & Kieran Mulligan (11) – 5th place in Duet Improvisational Acting
– Simi Falako (11) – 3rd in Extemporaneous Debate
– Huayu Gao (11) – 2nd in Impromptu Speaking
– Panth Shah (9) – 5th in Impromptu Speaking (varsity); 1st in Impromptu Speaking (novice)

The team was swept first place in all three events at the varsity level:

– Renee Colby (11) & Jackie Wong (11) – 1st place in Duet Improvisational Acting
– Benjamin Collinger (12) – 1st place in Extemporaneous Debate
– Rasika Sant (11) – 1st place in Impromptu Speaking

Rasika Sant earned first place in every round in which she competed.