Leopard Speech and Debate Team Racks Up Hardware at Hoover
Louisville Ranks 8th in Team Points at Hoover
The Leopards were back in action last weekend, January 11th at Hoover High School. The speech and debate team had achievements in many categories, as well as ranking 8th in team points among much larger teams.
Robert Duncan received second place in Lincoln Douglas debate and earned his fourth state bid, which pre-qualified him to the State tournament in March. In Humorous Interpretation, Gavin Millard received fourth place and Nadia Keyes received sixth place. Freshman Jessie Stewart received fifth place in Original Oratory, while the Leopards saw double achievement in Declamation, placing Tayleigh Folden and Taryn Allgood in fifth and sixth place respectively. Emma Patterson received sixth place in Congress and continued her seven-tournament placing streak.
Other highlights included James Barnhart earning a winning debate record of 3-2 and Faylinn Oswald and Darien Yoder received top ranks in their categories as well. The team will be traveling to Wooster next weekend at one of the toughest tournaments of the year!
Leopards Kick Off 2020 at Brecksville & Canfield
The Louisville Speech and Debate team was back in action kicking off 2020 at Brecksville and Canfield this past weekend! Our small select group of kids earned an incredible feat as they all received ones or “top ranks” in their categories and our Congress kids also all received top scores in their competition! Congratulations to our placers in a variety of categories this weekend!
Emma Patterson received third place in Congress, while Nadia Keyes and Katie George earned fourth and fifth in Humorous interpretation respectively. Also, Faylinn Oswald received 6th place in Declamation, Gavin Millard was 7th place in Humorous interpretation and Carolina Ivey earned 7th place in Program Oral interpretation. Grabbing 9th place was Taryn Allgood in Declamation, Jessie Stewart in Original Oratory and David Fraizer in Congress. Harley Nunez also grabbed top ranks in Original Oratory!
Congrats to Lincoln Douglas debater Robert Duncan who traveled solo to Canfield this weekend and broke to Semi Finals and was top 8 overall!
Great weekend for everyone! We’re back at it next weekend where both high school and middle school speakers will be competing at Hoover High School! Good luck!