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Team joins 100 Club

The Kenston High School Speech and Debate team earned recognition from the National Speech and Debate Association with induction in their 100 Club. This milestone demonstrates commitment to teaching students essential life skills – including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.

Debate teams compete

On Nov. 21, 25 middle and high school students from Kenston competed at the Mentor Speech and Debate tournament.

Ella Jewell was named tournament champion in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, defeating opponents from Hawken, Beavercreek and North Carolina. The debate topic was whether there ought to be a national job guarantee. Senior Samantha Stephens placed fourth in Congressional Debate, and Max Yost competed in his first tournament.

Competing against 32 teams in Public Forum Debate from the middle school were Aurora Young and Raegan Timmons, placing fourth, and William Radefeld and Nathaniel McIntosh placing ninth, both with a 3-1 record. Placing second this week were Kate Tobin in Interpretation and Marin Carlson in Declamation. In Oratory, Madelyn Foerster placed fifth, Gabriella Bates placed sixth, and Charles McBride placed seventh. Evan DeCourcey and Daniel Wilson competed in their first tournament, winning a debate against Centerville.

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