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November 25, 2019


MRH Speech and Debate Team on a Roll

MRH Speech and Debate team, 2019-20.Sixteen MRH students competed in Speech and Debate tournaments on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, against 30 high schools from Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, and the St. Louis area. 

At the Clayton Invitational, Juniors Max Cusick and John Tobin placed third, reaching semi-finals of Varsity debate. Junior Ty Johnson and Sophomore James Granger placed fifth, reaching quarter-finals. Senior Kamau MuseMorris placed 4th in Varsity Informative Speaking. 

At the Ladue Novice Invitational for first-year competitors, Sophomore Frankie Tiede placed second in Persuasive Oration. Freshman Claudia Gutting reached semi-finals in her first speaking competition. First-year debaters, Keo Ode, Sasha Richardson, Jackson Corcoran, and Michelle Ryan narrowly missed elimination rounds after compiling a 3-1 record at Ladue.

Debate Team Members (L to R, Back) Claudia Gutting, Jackson Corcoran, Sasha Richardson, Keo Ode, Sophia Akridge, Will Matz, Michelle Ryan, Andrew McCandliss, Nathan Hall. (L to R, Front) John Tobin, Max Cusick (team captain), Frankie Tiede, Ty Johnson, James Granger, Ian McWilliams, and Kamau MuseMorris. 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.