Sunday, April 20

Speech and Debate State Competition Results

What a weekend for area High School Students who competed in the MSHSAA Speech and Debate and Drama Championship in Columbia Mo.

Monett High School students brought home 5 awards, including one state champion Omar Qureshi who took 1st in Lincoln- Douglas Debate.

Neosho High School students brought home 5 awards, including state champions Mathew
Cumming and Mary Kellogg who took 1st in Cross Examination Debate.

Nixa High School students brought home 3 awards with Ty Harshman taking the state championship in humorous interpretation.

Parkview High School students 4 awards

Joplin High School students 3 awards

Carthage High School students 1 award

Webb City High School students 1 award

State Champions throughout the state:
Blue Springs- Jimmy Kraycyzk (Dramatic Interpretation)
Blue Springs-Andrew Grojean and Precious Johnson (Duet Acting)
Francis Howell North- Bryan Yard (Extemporaneous Speaking)
Pembroke Hill- Katie Smith (Original Oratory)
Park Hill South- Aryiel Everett (Poetry Reading)
Cameron- Dalton Gentry (Prose Reading)
Liberty-Max Mikitish and Susan Taylor (Public Forum Debate)
Pembroke Hill- Forest Honeck (Radio Speaking)
Blue Springs-Jake Helton (Story Telling)

Raymore- Peculiar took the championship in both the One Act Play and Readers Theatre

There is an abundance of hard work and dedication that takes place throughout the year to prepare for this competition. It is nothing less than amazing to watch the talents of students involved in the speech and debate program.

For a complete list of winners click here.

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