Ben de Jonge,Ben Jewell,Cydni Stanford,Devyn Holt,Jacob Rush,Jesse West,Joe Harris,Katherine Ewing,Lee's Summit North,Lee's Summit West,LSN,LSW,Matt Good,Neily Randall,Rachel Russell,Sean Sturdivant,Uzoaku Okafor,Victoria Bingaman,Zach Evans
They debated in a simulated Congress, and performed in ten-minute plays. They delivered speeches they wrote themselves, and engaged in debates after learning the topic 30 minutes ahead of time.
Lee’s Summit R-7 high schoolers had an impressive showing at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas late last month, with several competitors placing in the top 30. The event is the premier competition for speech and debate students, many of whom have already had stand-out performances at local and state events.