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Speech and Debate Team Places 3rd at Marquette Invitational

The Talking Rams team poses for a group photo.
The Talking Rams ended their regular season by placing 3rd, out of 37 teams, at the Marquette Invitational this past weekend!

Congratulations to the following team members who placed in their events!

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
– Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place

International Extemporaneous Speaking
– Olivia Liu (11) – 3rd place

Photo collage of the Talking Rams team members.Informative Speaking
– Cindy Wang (10) – 5th place

Duo Interpretation
– Jackson Bry (10) and Eli Goldstein (10) – 1st place

Program Oral Interpretation
– Jackson Bry (10) – Semifinalist
– Sunny Lu (10) – Semifinalist

Congressional Debate
– Noor Rahman (12) – 5th place
– Edward Wu (12) – 7th place and Permanent Presiding Officer

Championship Lincoln-Douglas Debate
– Noor Rahman (12) – Quarterfinalist

Lincoln-Douglas Debate
– Diora Ton (9) – Quarterfinalist

Championship Policy Debate
– Sam Hiken (11) and Hale Masaki (11) – Semifinalists

Championship Public Forum Debate
– Donovon Moore (11) and Connor Ross (11) – Quarterfinalists

Photo collage of the Talking Rams team members.Public Forum Debate
– Athena Vinch (9) and Melody Zhang (9) – 1st place
** Athena and Melody were undefeated throughout the entire tournament and this was only their second time competing at the varsity level!**
– Ari Gottesman (9) and William Xie (9) – Quarterfinalists

Every year, the Marquette Speech and Debate Team gives out the I Speak for Others Award to a student who uses his or her voice to advocate for a better world. This year, I am so excited to share that Levi Dyson was awarded the I Speak for Others Award for his work to create understanding across religions in the Saint Louis area.

The speech and debate team now enters three weeks in a row of district tournaments with hopes of qualifying to the state and national tournaments!