Speech/Debate team takes 4th at state

La Salle Prep earned 4th place in the state at the 2019 OnPoint Credit Union OSAA Speech & Debate Championships. The recognition was earned by all team competitors who advanced to the second day of competition in their respective fields. These students include: 
  • Danny Nguyen, THIRD PLACE IN STATE, in After-dinner Speaking.      
  • Mary Gach, FIFTH PLACE IN STATE, in Poetry.  
  • Grace Elkhal, SEMI-FINALIST in Informative Speaking.
  • Sawyer Paugh, OCTOFINALIST (Final 16) in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. 
The following five Lasallians also competed at state. Noted in parentheses is the highest ranking each received by judges in a given round.
  • Olivia Cooley, Dramatic Interpretation:  (2nd place in a preliminary round)
  • Mary Grace Mott, Program Oral Interpretation:  (3rd place in a preliminary round)
  • Amira Tripp-Folsom, Original Oratory:  (1st Place in a preliminary round)
  • Madisen Haugen & Madi Jefferis, Public Forum Debate:  (2 wins, 2 losses and 213 "Speaker Points")
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