HLS Speech and Debate Team receives numerous awards at January tournament

Congratulations to the HLS Speech and Debate team for their recent tournament performance at Jeffersontown High School!

Our students conducted themselves brilliantly, both performing at a high level and demonstrating good character to their opponents. The team placed 11 times across three categories. This includes two first-place finishes and a clean sweep of the Varsity Public Forum category.

Speech and Debate has another tournament on February 10 before proceeding to Regionals and State. Excelsior!



Full Tournament Placements for the HLS Speech and Debate Team:

Novice Public Forum:
2nd place: Jonny Harrod & Maddy Frantz

Varsity Public Forum:
3rd place: Mariam Dodd & Levi Nau
2nd place: Caleb Kang & Clayton Nau
1st place: Reese Harstine & Reagan Shepherd

Speaker awards are individual awards given based on individual speaking performance during the debate, not team debate performance.

Novice Public Forum speaker:
4th place: Maddy Frantz
2nd place: Jonny Harrod

Varsity Public Forum speaker: 
5th place: Reagan Shepherd
4th place: Caleb Kang
3rd place: Clayton Nau
2nd place: Mariam Dodd
1st place: Reese Harstine

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