2019 Speech and Debate Honors

High School Students Earn Honors in Speech and Debate
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Students from Park Hill and Park Hill South high schools recently earned honors in speech and debate, and they qualified for the state and national competitions. The state competition is April 11-13, and the national competition is June 16-21.

The debate teachers are Tyler Unsell from Park Hill High School and Jennifer Holden from Park Hill South.

National results

Park Hill High School

National Qualifiers
Elizabeth Appel, Lincoln-Douglas debate

Sam Cade and Gabe Smith, policy debate

Jay Elder and Luke Zahnd, policy debate

Ethan Simon, United States extemporaneous speaking and humorous interpretation

Sabrina Smith, dramatic interpretation

Alex Kalisz, student congress

Maya Krump, informative speaking

State Qualifiers
Elizabeth Appel, Lincoln-Douglas debate

Ethan Simon, radio speaking

Sabrina Smith, dramatic interpretation

Luke Zahnd, Jay Elder, Gabe Smith, Sam Cade, cross examination debate

Park Hill South  

National Qualifiers
Rose Coyne and Tyler Unrath, public forum debate

Amy Graham, United States extemporaneous speaking

Matthew Kruse, international extemporaneous speaking

Maya Yildirim, informative speaking

State Qualifiers
Matt Kruse, international extemporaneous speaking

Parker Rivers, public forum debate

Maya Yildirim, public forum debate