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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Forensics and Debate students bring home hardware

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Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School forensics and debate students on their success at recent tournaments.

KCKCC Tournament of Champions Qualifier Qualifier (Nov. 3-4):

Jaden Lanza and Brenden Lucas – Debate – advanced to “double-octo finals,” where 32 competitors remain.

Lee’s Summit North Varsity Tournament (Nov. 2-3)

  • Humorous Interpretation: Ian Van Horn placed 2nd, and Denton Meehan placed 4th.
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Tevin Chavez placed 1st, and Alec Heriford placed 4th.
  • Program Oral Interpretation: Ella Schnake placed 1st.
  • Prose: Cole Blankenship placed 6th
  • Student Congress: Hailey Lucas advanced to Super Session.

Lee’s Summit West Novice Tournament (Nov. 2-3)

  • Humorous Interpretation: Aidan Martel placed 1st, and Trent Sogomo placed 6th.
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Payton Ballinger placed 1st.
  • Prose: Tara Thomas placed 2nd, and Payton Ballinger placed 4th.
  • Poetry: Jessie Philips placed 1st, and Aidan Martel placed 2nd.
  • International Extemp: Sam Steinke placed 6th.
  • Student Congress: Intan Putri advanced to Super Session.
  • Policy Debate: Audrey Huffman and Layla Swenson placed 1st.

Rockhurst Open Tournament and Belton Novice IE Tournament (Oct. 19-20)

  • Individual Sweepstakes: Ella Schnake
  • 3rd in Overall Sweepstakes
  • Top Novice in US Extemporaneous Speaking and Informative: Amy Fleak
  • Top Novice in Policy Debate: Aidan Martel and Mike Viermann
  • Program Oral Interpretation: Ella Schnake placed 1st
  • Storytelling: Ella Schnake placed 1st and Larissa Wratney placed 2nd
  • Informative: Katie Clewell placed 1st
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Alec Heriford placed 2nd and Alissa House placed 6th
  • Humorous Interpretation: Ian Van Horn placed 2nd
  • US Extemporaneous Speaking: Caleb Walker placed 3rd
  • Radio Speaking: Katie Clewell placed 4th
  • Oratory: Jillian Humke placed 5th
  • Due Interpretation: Alissa House and Paige Rhoads placed 6th

Novice IEs:

  • 3rd place in Overall Sweepstakes
  • Oratory: Jared Dosch placed 1st, Leilany Zarco placed 2nd, and Makiya Hardison placed 3rd
  • Prose: Bailey Martin placed first, and Blake Oser placed 3rd
  • Improv Duet Acting: Nathan Eckert & Blake Oser placed 1st, and Skyler Farr & Paige Showen placed 5th
  • Poetry: Paige Showen placed 1st and Jesse Phillips placed 3rd
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Jada Weber placed 4th
    Storytelling: Grace Humke placed 5th


Row 1: Aidan Martel, Audrey Huffman, Jessie Phillips, Payton Ballinger

Row 2: Layla Swenson, Tara Thomas, Trent Sogomo, Intan Putri, Jessica Vitti, Sam Steinke, Lillith Monroe, Angelique Brown

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