The Talking Rams, the speech and debate team at the high school, competed in the MSHSAA District Tournament held at Parkway South High School on March 2- 3. The team qualified six students in seven entries to the MSHSAA State Speech and Debate Tournament and had two district champions!
Albert Liu (12), Quarterfinalist
Sam Hiken (11) and Hale Masaki (11) – 2nd place; State Qualifiers
Max Kornfeld (11) and Olivia Liu (11) – Semifinalists; State Qualifiers
Public Forum Debate
Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) – Semifinalists; State Qualifiers
Jackson Bry (10) and Eli Goldstein (10) – 4th place
Levi Dyson (12) – 2nd place; State Qualifier
Olivia Liu (11) – 2nd place; State Qualifier
International Extemporaneous Speaking
Max Kornfeld (11) – 1st place and District Champion; State Qualifier
United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place and District Champion; State Qualifier
The state qualifiers will compete at the MSHSAA State Speech and Debate Tournament in April at Missouri State University.