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McKinley Speech and Debate news

Speech & Debate Team News from Coach Halkias:

The McKinley Speech Team competed at Copley last Saturday all but sweeping the top spots in dramatic interpretation. The team also finished 5th in small school sweeps. We had season bests in Original Oratory, Declamation, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Humor, and Congress.

Placing were:

Teagan Fuller - Champion in Drama

Jessica Horner - 2nd in Drama

Ava Wells - 4th in Drama

Taylor Wartley - 5th in Drama

All four dramas earned state bids.  

Teagan has earned ranks this season which will qualify him for an at-large berth in the National Invitational Tournament of Champions. Taylor has already qualified and Ava and Jessica are on their way. Teagan is also one bid away from qualifying to the state finals. He and Ava have placed every week this season. 

Other placements: 

Sasha Greer - 7th in Humor

Nadia Diuk - 10 in Humor

Serenity Powell - Top 20 in 00

Lauren Rogers - Top 20 in Dec

Debater Chloe Hall scored perfect scores in Congress and Freshman debater Genevieve McLaughlin won rounds in her third straight tournament as a novice competing against older debaters!

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