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The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

The team poses for a group photo.

The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Noah DiAntonio, Semifinalist
  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist
  • Patrick Naughton, Semifinalist

International Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Rasika Sant, 1st place
  • Faris Ali, Semifinalist

Original Oratory

  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist


  • Aly Francone, Semifinalist

Congressional Debate

  • Bobby Zitzmann, 1st place
  • Hanlu Jin, 2nd place and Permanent Presiding Officer
  • Jacob Granick, 6th place
  • Levi Dyson, Finalist
  • Kieran Mulligan, Finalist
  • Edward Wu, Finalist

Championship Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Albert Liu, 4th place

Regular Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • Audrey Wang, 4th place

Championship Public Forum Debate

  • Kieran Mulligan and Rasika Sant, 4th place

Open Policy Debate

  • Patrick Naughton and Aramis Rickey, 1st place
  • Noah DiAntonio and Maya Mutic, 2nd place
  • Olivia Liu and Noor Rahman, 3rd place

A special note of congratulations to the policy teams who swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and were the only undefeated teams in preliminary rounds. This is the second tournament in a row that the varsity policy teams have closed out, and we are so proud of them!