DHS Students Recognized for Excellence at National Speech and Debate Tournaments
Posted on 06/26/2015
Danville High School made a strong showing at the two national speech and debate tournaments held at the end of the school year. At the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Speech and Debate tournament held in Ft. Lauderdale over Memorial Day weekend, nearly six hundred high schools and two thousand students from around the country, winners of diocesan contests sponsored around the United States earlier this year, competed in six speech and four debate events on Saturday and Sunday. When Saturday’s competitions were tallied, approximately twenty percent of the entries in each event were advanced to the award rounds including Danville’s Sue Cook and Lydia Graham in Duo Interpretation, who were named Octofinalists. Additionally, junior Zane Arnold and senior Mary-Scott Bugg served as presiding officers in the national Student Congress (Congressional Debate).