A debate duo and a speech student competed as national finalists, and Free State High School earned the School of Outstanding Distinction Award, given only to the top 10 programs nationwide, their coach said Saturday.
The Free State High School debate team of Ethan Harris and Aiden Basore took third place in the National Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament Thursday night.
Free State and Lawrence high school speech students have big reasons to celebrate: Both teams had students crowned state champions in events Saturday.
Serena Rupp and John Marshall were the first Lawrence school district team to ever qualify for the Tournament of Champions, according to their debate coach.
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