The Webb City High School speech and debate team competed against 18 other schools at the Carthage Novice Speech and Debate Tournament Oct. 20-23, resulting in six finalists in individual events, 26 debate wins total, and 10 awards earned. “We are so proud of these first year competitors!” says debate coach Tiffany Bolin.
Additionally, 13 students advanced during the tournament to earn their first National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Degree, the Degree of Merit by earning 25+ NSDA points through competition.
Evan Hendrick place – first place oratory
Nina Nguyen place – third place prose/poetry
Camryn Klosterman and Alex Tyndall place – third place public forum debate
Ellie Wolsey and Emma Combs place – third place public forum debate
Zander Perriman and Keyerra Wiles place – fourth place public forum debate
Nathan Saderstrom place – fourth place Lincoln Douglas Debate
Zander Perriman place – fifth place oratory
Alex Tyndall place – fifth place storytelling
Emma Combs place – sixth place oratory
Ellie Wolsey place – seventh place international extemp
Tristan Barroeta, senior, nominated by art teacher Michael Strahan.
Staff member Dustin Craft, nominated by sophomores Keira McDonald, Elias Pruente and Kenzie Ball.
Ella Clark, sophomore, nominated by communication arts teacher Krista Peak.
Staff member Stephanie Taylor, nominated by junior Skyler Perry and sophomore Chanley Cumpton.