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LHWHS Students Dominate the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament

The students pose with their awards.

More than a dozen students competed in the third, and final, invitational of the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament on Jan. 16-17, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Talking Rams swept first place in every team conference category: public speaking, interpretation, congressional debate, debate, and overall conference champions.

Here are the trophy winners:

  • Simi Falako (junior):  Second place, Lincoln-Douglas debate; sixth place, individual Original Oratory; third place, Conference Original Oratory; first place, Conference Champion, Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
  • Benjamin Collinger (senior):  First place, undefeated record, Policy Debate; second place, Extemporaneous Speaking; Tied for second place, Conference Extemporaneous Speaking; second place, Conference Policy Debate.
  • Rasika Sant (junior): First place, undefeated record, Policy Debate; Tied for second place, Conference Extemporaneous Speaking; first place and Conference Champion, Interpretation; second place, Conference Policy Debate.
  • Tushar Raj (senior):  First place and Conference Champion, Original Oratory; second place, Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
  • Albert Liu (freshman):  Second place, undefeated record, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
  • Pranay Peddinti (sophomore): Second place, Novice Policy Debate.
  • Aramis Rickey (sophomore): Second place, Novice Policy Debate.
  • Royce Dong (junior): Ninth place, Congressional Debate.
  • Kieran Mulligan (junior): Seventh place, Congressional Debate.
  • 10th grader Maya Mutic (sophomore): Sixth place, Extemporaneous Speaking, second place, Duo Interpretation with Patrick Naught.
  • Patrick Naught (sophomore): Second place, Duo Interpretation with Maya Mutic.
  • Panth Shah (freshman): Second place, undefeated record, Novice Public Forum Debate.
  • Alex Tan (sophomore): Second place, undefeated record, Novice Public Forum Debate.
  •  Noah DiAntonio (sophomore) and Ashwin Govindan (junior): Seventh place, Duo Interpretation.