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Raytown & Raytown South Debate Teams results

The Raytown and Raytown South Speech and Debate Teams competed on January 20 and 21 and the Truman and Oak Park tournaments.

Top finishers for Raytown High School at Truman in the novice tournament were Adriana Albor and Derek Baska with a 2-1 record.

At Oak Park, the Varsity team finished in 6th place. Top finishers were Blake Shepheard, 6th in Student Congress, and Jeffri McIntosh, 4th place in Student Congress. Claire Robinson was named the outstanding Presiding Officer. Jackson Bonifield and Claire Robinson finished 4th in Policy Debate, and in Samatha Causey finished 4th in Lincoln Douglas debate. The Talking Blue Jays are coached by Mark Harris.

Raytown South competed only at the Truman portion of the tournament. The following won awards: Jamel Peterson, 1st place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Dara Britton, 1st place in Current Events Speaking; Chester McIntyre, 1st place in Poetry Reading; and Briana Wesley, 2nd place in Poetry Reading and 2nd place Children’s Storytelling.

Additionally, McIntyre and Hannah Unruh, earned 3rd place in Duo Interpretation; Jasmine Farmer, earned 3rd place in Current Events Speaking; Kesha Gordon, earned 3rd place in Original Oratory; and Leeann Williams, earned 3rd place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Final results include Matt Van Ross, 4th place in Children’s Storytelling; Unruh, 5th place in Prose Reading; Brandon Jones, 5th place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and 5th place Current Events Speaking; and Kaulic Williams, 6th place in Student Congress. Raytown South is coached by Matt Good.

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