Speech and Debate off to strong start

Nothing stopped the Speech and Debate team from scoring with a multitude of successes at the Sam Barlow tournament on Oct. 4. Twenty-two students showed up at Lincoln at 6:30 a.m. on a cold Saturday before the sun came up and carpooled to the competition which started at 8:00 am. By the time the team returned home, nearly 14 hours later, all the stress of the day gave way to impressive results. Nearly every competitor ranked Top 10 in one event.

Individual Events-

  • Noah Hoffman, 2nd place in Open Humorous Interpretation
  • Sheila Panyam, 1st place in Open Radio
  • Sheila Panyam, 3rd place in Open Oratory
  • Lukas Schwab, 3rd place in Open Radio
  • Gaby Lemieux, 1st in Novice Expository Speaking
  • Gaby Lemieux, 3rd place in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Justin Huang, 3rd place in Novice Radio
  • Isaac Hoffman, 2nd place in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking


  • Justin Huang, 3rd place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Jake Ehlers & Stella Augustine, 1st place in Novice Public Forum Debate
  • Lukas Schwab & Miles Stepleton, 2nd place in Open Cross-Examination Debate
  • Brian Yang, 2nd place in Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Alex Serrurier & Will Leo, Semi-finalists in Open Parli Debate


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