Speech team traveled to Columbus this past weekend to compete in the Ohio State House in Congressional Debate. Senior Melanie West was elected to serve as Presiding Officer and honored for her outstanding performance. Senior Paqui Toscano received the highest number of speaker points allowed and was elected as a first alternative fromWestern Ohio to the national tournament. Toscano was only one point shy from making nationals.
Toscano, West and senior Corinn Herrick were selected as Outstanding Senators at several tournaments. Debate adviser Ross Taylor and the Western Ohio District extended their thanks to Phillip Gindelberger for filling in at the last minute. “His dedication enabled the district to add an additional House Chamber saving our league from losing a national qualifier. Thanks Phil,” said Taylor.