LSR7 Students Qualify for National Speech and Debate Tournament
Twenty-three speech and debate students from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District qualified to compete in the national tournament through the National Speech & Debate Association.
The virtual competition was June 15-19.
Lee’s Summit High School
Kaylee King, Program Oral Interpretation
Josh Willoughby, International Extemporaneous Speaking
Nate Smith is the speech and debate coach at LSHS.
Lee’s Summit North High School
Destiny Culter, Program Oral Interpretation
Bryce Ferguson, United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Abby Fry and Madi Norris, Public Forum Debate
Devyn Holt and Aiden Maschger, Public Forum Debate
David Stevens, Student Congress/House of Representatives
For LSN, Ben Jewell is the debate coach, and Rachel Russell is the speech coach.
Lee’s Summit West High School
Lauren Akason and Quinn Engel, Policy Debate
Peyton Brewer, International Extemporaneous Speaking
Chuckie Cooper, Mason Ekstrand, Annelise Oster, Alton Simpkins and Aidan Stutts, World Schools Debate
Joe Harris and Cameron Greenwell, Public Forum Debate
Abby Logan, Congressional Debate
Neily Randall, Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Ellie Russell, Congressional Debate
Noelle Wood, Humorous Interpretation
For LSW, Hope Bonner is the forensics coach, and Matt Good is the debate coach.