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University School of NSU Speech & Debate Team Wins 3rd Consecutive State Championship


USchool-Speech Debate Team


University School of NSU’s speech and debate team recently defended the team’s state title by winning the championship for a third consecutive year. The victory was all the more impressive considering that the 26 qualifiers represented the youngest team University School has ever sent to the state tournament, according to Forensics Head Coach Steven Shappaugh.

“Our coaches encourage us to strive to be better,” said junior and state runner-up for humorous interpretation, Rachel Wallack. “University School has had champions in every event, so it encourages the younger members to work and it encourages the team to defend our championship title.”

Sophomore and state runner-up for domestic extemporaneous speaking, Daniel Greene, pointed to another key to the school’s depth and ongoing success: “We are focusing more on the team than on individual events so we are well-rounded. That comes from helping each other regardless of what we actually do in speech and debate. We are willing to work one-on-one and have group sessions.”

Rachel also commented on the expanded Lower School Junior Debate program and the fact that University School Middle School students competed for the first time last year in the National Championships. “If you start younger, it is easier to reach that high level. It will help our team be strong in every event.”