Extracurricular Activities Fine & Performing Arts Students

Speech and Debate Team Successful at MSHSAA State Tournament

The team members pose for a group photo.

The LHWHS Speech and Debate team competed at the MSHSAA State Tournament held at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, on April 20-21.

For the first time in a long time, every debate entry the Talking Rams took to the state tournament advanced out of preliminary rounds! This is an incredible accomplishment and speaks to the hard work of the students who competed in the tournament.

Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) – Semifinalists in Public Forum Debate

Levi Dyson and Edward Wu post for a photo.

Gabe DiAntonio (09) and Max Kornfeld (11) – Quarterfinalists in Policy Debate

Gabe DiAntonio and Max Kornfeld pose for a photo.

Sam Hiken (11) and Hale Masaki (11) – Quarterfinalists in Policy Debate

Sam Hiken and Hale Masaki pose for a photo.

Additionally, Levi Dyson (12) was 9th in Radio Speaking after preliminary rounds.

The speech and debate team will next compete in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.