–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 04.18.17
Notre Dame Academy Speech and Debate Team had three students qualify to compete at Nationals in June. Sylvanian Sadie Kaplan will compete in U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking, along with Caroline Shull in Dramatic Interpretation and Hope Thayer in Informative Speaking. The Team also had 26 young women who qualified for the Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio.
The NDA Speech and Debate Teams have once again been named as a member of the 200 Club by the National Speech Debate Association, as the top eight percent of teams in the nation. They have also been named the Tarhe Trail District Champs for the eighth year in a row and have received national recognition by being given the National Speech and Debate Cumulative Sweeps Award. Along with the team successes, Assistant Speech Coach, Dave DeChristopher, became a National Speech and Debate Association Diamond Coach.
The following Sylvania area girls qualified for State Competition:
Duo Interpretation-Elisabeth Burchfield
Claire Kohler and Libby Stupica
Humorous Interpretation-Anna Haudrich
Informative Speaking-Hope Thayer
Lincoln-Douglas Debate-Leen Yassine
Original Oratory-Maddy Vesoulis
Congressional Debate-Manar Kashk
U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking-Sadie Kaplan
Public Forum Debate-Sarah Faisal