WHS Speech & Debate Teams Place in Tournament

DebateClub-1The Westlake High School Speech and Debate Team kicked off its season at Carrollton High School last weekend with all teams placing in the tournament.

Nine team members competed, with three Varsity team members volunteering as judges.

All three teams placed in the top six – an unprecedented showing for the WHS team:

  • The Public Forum Team of freshmen Talya Jeter and Ethan Simon placed 2nd.
  • The Public Forum Team of freshmen Talia Zheng and Meghana Tandon placed 4th.
  • The Public Forum Team of freshmen Thomas Hanson and Rebekah Hardy placed 6th.

Team captains are junior Bradley Katcher and senior Allyson Simon, who serve as team coaches. Bradley and Allyson, along with Varsity debater sophomore Valentina Wolf, served as volunteer judged.

WHS competed against schools from Wooster, Canton MicKinley, Hoover, Poland Seminary, Carrollton, Canfield, GlenOak, East Liverpool, Perry, Tusky Valley, Tuslaw and Jackson.

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