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Speech & Debate Team Qualifies Six Entries to MSHSAA State Tournament

The LHWHS Speech & Debate Team captured 1st place in Debate Sweepstakes and 2nd place in Speech Sweepstakes in the MSHSAA District Tournament on March 5.

Individual results from the competition included (* denotes student qualified for the state competition):

  • Varsha Arun* (12), 2nd place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Artur Breternitz* (11) and Pranavi Chintha* (11), Semifinalists in Public Forum Debate
  • Marissa Mathieson* (12) and Daniel Xu* (12), 1st place/District Champions in Policy Debate
  • Aditi Navjith* (11) and Shreeya Ravindranath* (11), 2nd place in Policy Debate
  • Ryan Tung* (12) and Daniel Xu*, 1st place/District Champions in Duet Acting
  • Ryan Tung*, 1st place/District Champion in United States Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Varsha Arun, 3rd place in Prose Reading
  • Kathy Bian (11), 6th place in Poetry Reading
  • Lillian Chen (11) and Erica Shi (11), 3rd place in Duo Interpretation
  • Erica Shi, 3rd place in Humorous Interpretation
  • Oviya Srihari (12), Quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and 4th place in International Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Daniel Xu, 6th place in Storytelling
  • Mimi Zhou (10), 5th place in Original Oratory

The MSHSAA State Tournament will take place April 22-23 at Missouri State University in Springfield.