PHS Speech and Debate Qualify Eight for Nationals

IMG_2179Congratulations to Perry High School’s Speech and Debate team! This past weekend, PHS was proud to host the Eastern Ohio National Speech & Debate Association (EONSDA) Big District Tournament on Feb. 16 and 17. 

As a result of the team’s success, eight students will move on to the National Speech and DebateAssociation (NSDA) National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which will take place from June 16-23.The following students will travel to Florida to represent the PHS Speech and Debate Team and compete in specific events:

Justin Blythe, Isaac Abrego, Nick Loew and Grant Knepper, Policy Debate; Emily Glovas, Program Oral Interpretation; Leah Moore, United States Extemp; Gavin Friedrichsen, Informative Speaking; and Maggie Craig, Original Oratory.

Also at the tournament, Perry’s team took first place honors in the Speech Sweepstakes, Debate Sweepstakes, and Team Sweepstakes after competing against teams from all over the Akron and Canton area.

Go, team! The Perry community is so proud of your dedication, hard work, and outstanding debate skills! #PerryPride