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Zoe’s Award Winning Speech and Debate Season

Zoe is a hardworking and motivated student with a serious passion for speech and debate. After not being able to compete in person for two years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoe returned this year to in-person competitions with a hunger to achieve. Zoe has always been a skilled debater. This year she pushed herself to try something completely different, taking a heartfelt and emotional poetry piece all the way to the state competition! Additionally, she saw several wins throughout the season. She had several successful weekends at qualifying tournaments across her three events. When it came time for Regionals, Zoe worked hard to integrate her judge feedback and elevate her performance to the next level. This hard work earned her 1st place in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking (FEX) and 1st place in Lincoln Douglas Debate (LD). She also qualified for State with her poetry piece. At State, Zoe placed 2nd in LD, 3rd in FEX, and 7th in Poetry. We are so proud of these achievements and we can’t wait to see what she does this year!