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MHS speech and debate team compete in two tournaments

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Kickapoo varsity and Glendale novice tournaments on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.

Advancing to semi-finals at Glendale was Taylor Renfro, dramatic interpretation.

Students advancing to finals and placing at the novice tournament were: Taylor Renfro and Tanesha Eden, fifth place, duo interpretation; Tom Younker, sixth place, US extemporaneous speaking, and fourth place, Lincoln Douglas debate; Alex Schmitt, third place, foreign extemporaneous speaking; and Tarek Masri and Tania Contreras, fourth place, public forum debate.

Advancing to semi-finals in the varsity division were: Garrett Maxey, humorous interpretation; Gabe Counts, humorous interpretation; Garrett Maxey and Emily Copening, duo interpretation; Kale Turner, oratory; Emma Verstraete, oratory and domestic extemporaneous speaking; and Bryce Isbell, domestic extemporaneous speaking.

Advancing to finals and placing at the varsity tournament were: Kole Eden and Laramie Ellis, sixth place, duo interpretation; Kale Turner and Emma Verstraete, third place, champ public forum debate; Reece Johnson and Bryce Isbell, second place, champ public forum debate; and Zeina Masri, first place, dramatic interpretation.

In a field of 27 schools, the varsity team placed fifth at Kickapoo and the novice team placed fourth at Glendale. The combined squad placed fourth overall.

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