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Debate team takes three first place awards at tournament

Boehmer, Anderson, Semmler top finishers in recent competition

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The Mitchell High School Speech and Debate team brought home a number of accolades from a pair of recent tournaments.

The team placed three members at the Rapid City Penguin Classic, which was held in a virtual format Jan. 8 and 9.

  • Jaclyn McMillen took second place in Program Oral Interpretation

  • Natalie McCloud took third place in Program Oral Interpretation

  • Liam Semmler took fourth place in Varsity Original Oratory

The team also placed nine members at the Central Forensics Conference Tournament recently.

  • Shawn Boehmer took first place in Novice Extemporaneous

  • Iris Anderson took first place in Informative Speaking

  • Liam Semmler took first place in Varsity Original Oratory

  • Kennedy Lofgren took second place in Informative Speaking

  • Alexis Little Bear took second place in Novice Original Oratory

  • Jaclyn McMillen took second place in Program Oral Interpretation

  • Alexis Korzan took fourth place in Varsity Original Oratory

  • Kennedy Lofgren took fifth place in Varsity Original Oratory

  • Ellie Hart took sixth place in Novice Original Oratory

Related Topics: EDUCATION
Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at ekaufman@mitchellrepublic.com.
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