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Posted on: June 28, 2018

National Speech and Debate: one champion, one runner-up, and 6th place duo

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec East Middle School student Madison Busby, who won the championship in storytelling at the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament! Ray-Pec South Middle School student Paige Showen finished second in the nation in humorous interpretation!

Also from East Middle School, Blake Oser and Aidan Martel advanced to the final round in duo interpretation and received 6th place.

Ray-Pec forensics and debate students brought home several awards from this year’s national tournament June 17-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

At the middle school level, in addition to Madison’s national championship, Ray-Pec East Middle School also had a national finalist duo and finished as one of the five “Schools of Excellence” out of 160 participating schools.

Ray-Pec South Middle School had five students finish in the top 30 in the nation, including Paige's runner-up finish.

Both Madison and Paige will be freshmen this fall at Ray-Pec High School.

At the high school level, Ray-Pec had two events finish in the top 50 from more than 7,000 entries in all events.

Here are the results:

Ray-Pec East Middle School was one of five schools in the nation to be awarded the School of Excellence trophy for speech. All RPEMS competitors placed in the top 30 in the nation:
• Leilany Zarco and Madison Busby placed 28th in duo interpretation
• Audrey Huffman placed 13th in declamation.
• Bailey Martin placed 12th in prose reading. 
• Aidan Martel placed 11th in storytelling. 
• Audrey Huffman and Bailey Martin placed 15th in duo interpretation. 
• Blake Oser and Aidan Martel advanced to the final round in duo interpretation and received 6th place. 
• Madison Busby advanced to finals in storytelling and was named the national champion.

Ray-Pec South Middle School had five students rank in the top 30 in the nation:
• Jada Weber placed 21st in dramatic interpretation.
• Grace O’Brien placed 28th in prose reading. 
• James Moss placed 30th place in prose reading.
• Amelia Morris placed 24th in storytelling. 
• Paige Showen placed 9th in storytelling. 
• Paige Showen placed 9th in poetry reading. 
• Paige Showen was the runner up for the national championship in humorous interpretation.

Ray-Pec High School: 
• Tevin Chavez finished 41st in Program Oral Interpretation.
• Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas finished in the top 50 in Policy Debate.

Also competing, but not breaking to the top 60, were 
• Sophomores Paige Whitney and Jillian Humke in Duo Interpretation
• Freshman Ashley Sclesky in Humorous Interpretation
• Senior Peter Dyreng in Dramatic Interpretation

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