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Six Talking Rams Team Members Heading to National Tournament

The six national qualifiers pose for a group photo.

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Speech and Debate Tournament, and took home several awards! The team took 7th in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st in Congress Sweepstakes, 1st in Debate Sweepstakes and 2nd in Overall Sweepstakes. The team will send six students to the national tournament in Fort Lauderdale this summer!

Emily Bell poses with her Alumni Achievement Award.Also, a few more recognitions of note were:

  • LHWHS Principal Brad Griffith was selected as the 2018 Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year.
  • Emily Bell (Class of 2012) was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Eastern Missouri District Alumni Achievement Award.
  • Senior Levi Dyson was a finalist for the 2018 Eastern Missouri District Student of the Year Award.

National Tournament Qualifiers:
– Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) in Public Forum Debate
– Max Kornfeld (11) and Olivia Liu (11) in Policy Debate
– Albert Liu (12) in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
– Noor Rahman (12) in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Full tournament results are below. Some students actually qualified to the national tournament in multiple events; however, students can only compete in one event at the national tournament.

The Talking Rams team poses for a group photo.Lincoln-Douglas Debate
– Albert Liu (12) – 1st place and District Champion, national qualifier
– Noor Rahman (12) – 2nd place, national qualifier

Policy Debate
– Max Kornfeld (11) and Olivia Liu (11) – 3rd place, national qualifiers

Public Forum Debate
– Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) – 2nd place, national qualifiers

Congressional Debate – Senate
– Edward Wu (12) – 2nd place, national qualifier

Congressional Debate – House #1
– Levi Dyson (12) – 1st place and District Champion, national qualifier

Congressional Debate – House #2
– Albert Liu (12) – 1st place and District Champion, national qualifier

International Extemporaneous Speaking
– Max Kornfeld (11) – 3rd place, national qualifier

Original Oratory
– Sunny Lu (10) – 5th place

Duo Interpretation
– Daniel Chayet (10) and Ethan Willick (9) – 5th place