Speech and Debate had its official season opener at MSU this past weekend. It was a hectic tournament where students competed among schools from across the southwest corner of the state.
BHS Speech and Debate took 3rd place in Novice Sweepstakes out of 22 Schools.
BHS Speech and Debate took 3rd in Varsity Sweepstakes out of 22 Schools.
We finished 2nd overall. This is the best sweepstakes finish for our school in several years for the season opener.
80% of our debate entries have a 50% or better win rate in prelim’s.
23 events went to semifinals or beyond in individual events
16 trophies from debate events
10 trophies from individual events
All of this while not competing any but 2 students homecoming week (first legal competition week for Missouri was last weekend) when most of those who finished better did (Willard, Republic, Central, Kickapoo)
If you see the following students, please celebrate an incredible weekend with them!
Ammi McHugh Advanced to Semifinals in Varsity Dramatic Interpretation
Samijia Brown advanced to Semifinals in Varsity Dramatic Interpretation
Maison Stanley and Nova McSurley were Semifinalists in Varsity Duo Interpretation
Ellie VanDeren was a Semifinalist in Varsity Informative Speaking
Nova McSurley was a Semifinalist in Varsity Informative Speaking
Jesse Fields was a Semifinalist in Original Oratory
Tanner Wilson was a Semifinalist in Varsity Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe Way was a Semifinalist in Novice Dramatic Interpretation
Blake Richardson was a Semifinalist in Novice International Extemp
Ken Reno was a Semifinalist in Novice International Extemp
Blanka Urban was a Semifinalist in Novice International Extemp
Sasha Williams was a Semifinalist in Novice Original Oratory
Dawson Gire was a Semifinalist in Novice Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Ben Reynolds placed 6th in Novice Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Ryan Barnhart placed 5th in Novice Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
London Perez and Lorelai Carr placed 5th in Novice Duo Interpretation
Ellie VanDeren placed 5th in Varsity Program Interpretation
Jacob Morgan placed 5th in Varsity International Extemporaneous Speaking
Hannah Watkins placed 3rd in Novice Humorous Interpretation
Chloe Way and Sadie Reisner were named tournament champions in Novice Duo Interpretation
Robert Clark was tournament champion in Varsity Humorous Interpretation
Nora Manis placed 4th in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
Lacey Ashlock placed 4th in Championship Lincoln Douglas Debate
Ellie VanDeren and Ammi McHugh placed 4th in Varsity Public Forum Debate
Tanner Wilson and Dillan McNish placed 4th in Championship Policy Debate
Sadie Billingslea and Blake Richardson placed 4th in Novice Policy Debate
Jesse Fields placed 3rd in Championship Lincoln Douglas Debate
Ryan Barnhart and Ben Reynolds placed 3rd in Novice Policy Debate
Ki Whisler and Rylee Richardson placed 3rd in Varsity Policy Debate
Kaden Kratzer and Radley Hunt placed 3rd in Novice Public Forum Debate
Sol Manis was tournament champion in Championship Lincoln Douglas Debate