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Off The Field: Republic Speech Teams On A Roll
The Middle School speech & debate team won 1st place at Lebanon. (Photo courtesy Sarah Petroff)

We’ll step Off the Field to take a closer look at some of the Republic students who are competing in non-sports activities. Our report is brought to you by State Farm Agent Sarah Rader. Talk to her about how you can save money by combining your home and auto insurance.

Whether at the high school level or the middle school, Republic’s speech and debate teams have been on a roll. At the high school level, several Republic students qualified for state. They include Evelyn Tippie, who won the district in Humorous Interpretation; and Silas Howard, who is the district champ in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Other state qualifiers include Jaidyn Vaughn and Emily Goes (4th place in policy debate); Makenzie Tyson (4th in radio speaking and 3rd in U.S. extemporaneous speaking); Phillip Latamondeer (3rd in prose reading); and Maddie Liska and Collin Chastain (4th in duo interpretation).

Middle School

The Middle School speech and debate team won the first-place sweepstakes trophy at their toiurnament in Lebanon. The following students placed in the top eight:

Debate Finalists
Taylor Massey & Chantal Ogbeifun
Emma Hankins and Amber Lansdown

Debate Semifinalists
Evan Buchanan & Allysson Mayer
Kayla Kies & Arius Wood

Debate Quarterfinalists
Macy Decker & Noah Reese
Kensington Booth & Mckenzie Mayo

1st place
Emma Hankins & Mckenzie Mayo: Dramatic Duo Interpretation
Jeb Shumaker & Matthew Baumgardner: Humorous Duo Interpretation
Amber Lansdown: Original Oratory
Taylor Massey: Radio Speaking

2nd place
Sage Buchanan: Humorous Poetry
Victoria Stockton: Humorous Interpretation
Chantal Ogbeifun: Dramatic Interpretation & Extemporaneous Speaking
Cameron Johnson & Molly Mason: Improv Duet Acting
Noah Reese: Radio Speaking
Taylor Massey: Expository

3rd place
Faith Ingerson & Devin Galli: Humorous Duo Interpretation
Megan Friday & Elizabeth Miller: Dramatic Duo Interpretation
Megan Friday: Dramatic Poetry
Brooklynn Hanley: Humorous Interpertation
Amber Lansdown: Dramatic Interpretation
Faith Ingerson: Prose
Evan Buchanan: Expository

4th place
Aspen Mitchell: Dramatic Poetry
Kayla Kies: Original Oratory
Zoe Abel: Prose

5th place
Arius Wood & Cameron Johnson: Humorous Duo Interpretation
Emma Hankins: Dramatic Interpretation
Molly Mason: Storytelling
Allysson Mayer: Expository

6th place
Om Patel & Trace Montiel: Humorous Duo Interpretation
Elizabeth Miller: Humorous Poetry
Toriana Goodman: Original Oratory
Apsen Mitchell: Humorous Interpretation
Sage Buchanan: Storytelling
Arius Wood: Extemporaneous Speaking

7th place
Allysson Mayer & Evan Buchanan: Improv Duet Acting

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