Wenatchee High School’s speech and debate team scored well at Saturday’s Thomas WIAA State Speech and Debate Tournament at the University of Puget Sound. Coach, Dave Carlson says Vivian Noyd took 2nd place in the Extemporaneous speaking and 7th in Oratory. Junior, Sebastian Passion took 17th in impromptu, Ethan Harris was 11th in expository, Kenya Emerson held down 16th place in Humorous Interpretation.
The event culminated a year in which, despite smaller numbers of competitors, the WHS team received top small team honors throughout the District season and placed consistently high at larger state-level tournaments.
Vivian and Sebastian will advance to this weekend’s State Debate Tournament at the University of Puget Sound, to participate in the highly-competitive Congressional Debate.
Vivian will also compete for the fourth straight year at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in June in Extemporaneous Speaking. She will be the first Wenatchee High School student to compete in four national tournaments in several decades.