Mitch Aschenbrenner  (11) and Carlie Dobbins (11) practice their Duo Interpretation presentation before their competition.

OHS Speech and Debate Season Comes to an End

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 17, 2021

OHS students competed last week (March 11-13) in the Eastern Missouri District of the National Speech and Debate Association to close out Speech and Debate’s season.  Although the season is over,...

Members of the OHS Speech and Debate team pose for a picture

Speech and Debate sends large group to district competition at Ladue

Damon Deemie, reporter March 5, 2020

Out of the greater St. Louis area and Jefferson City, OHS has more entries than all but five schools in the upcoming Missouri State High School Activities Association district competition this Friday and...

Kyle Westwood (12) and Connor Jones (11) pose with their awards.

Westwood and Jones qualify for nationals

Tad Bast, reporter March 23, 2018

At the recent MSHSAA Speech and Debate Championship Tournament, two members of the OHS speech and debate team qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament. Ryan Westwood (12)...

Connor Jones (11) practices his speech before he competes at Francis Howell High School in November 2016.

Speech and debate kicks off season

Tad Bast, reporter November 2, 2017

There isn’t any arguing, Oakville’s Speech and Debate team is back for another season, and they have their eyes set on the prize. The speech and debate team went to its first competition of the...

Speech and debate qualifies for Nationals

Speech and debate qualifies for Nationals

Jordan Peters, reporter May 11, 2017

The Speech and Debate team will take on Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama in June. After having a great season, five students qualified for Nationals. “We only had two people qualify last year, Shaun...

Speech and Debate place third in Greater St. Louis Conference

Speech and Debate place third in Greater St. Louis Conference

McCall Phillips , reporter January 26, 2017

OHS placed third overall in their fight for the Speech and Debate trophy. On Friday, Jan. 20, over 30 Schools gathered at Ritenour high school to compete in the Greater St. Louis conference (GSL) competition....

Underclassmen show promise in Speech and Debate

Emily Schneringer, reporter November 28, 2016

OHS Speech and Debate team competed in the Clayton Varsity Tournament against 35 schools from all over Missouri on Nov. 18. In the regular division of public forum Gabriel Conners (12) and Sohrab Azad...

Sohrab Azad (12) and Brooke Mumma (12) pose with their first place trophies. This was their second tournament of the season and the first they competed in together.

Azad and Mumma take home first at speech and debate competition

Jaime Meier, profiles editor November 11, 2016

Sohrab Azad (12) and Brooke Mumma (12) took first place in Varsity Public Forum in the team’s second competition on Sat. Nov. 5. This was the first competition the pair ever competed in together. Azad’s...

Oakville's speech and debate team competed against 22 other schools at Parkway West's Invitational on the weekend of Oct. 14 to Oct.  16.

Speech and Debate, fight and conquered

Bernie Harkins, reporter October 24, 2016

The OHS Speech and Debate team is off to a great start. After winning the Annual Autumn Congressional Debate Tournament at OHS on Oct. 1, the team placed fifth at Parkway West’s Speech and Debate...

Speech and Debate competes at MSHSAA Districts

Caroline Tank, sports editor March 8, 2016

The OHS Speech and Debate team competed in MSHSAA Districts this past weekend (March 4-5) at Parkway South. In International Extemporaneous Speaking, Aaron Mohabbat (11) made it to finals, ultimately...

Students line up for a picture after the tournament.

Speech and Debate novices find success at tournament

Caroline Tank, sports editor January 14, 2016

First-year members of the OHS Speech and Debate team had great success at a novice-only tournament. Speech events were held here at OHS on Friday, Jan. 8, and debate events were held at Parkway North on...

Shaun Lamar steps up for speech and debate

Sarah Kiely, reporter October 15, 2015

Speech and Debate is a major club at OHS. It has been lead by Mr. Taylor for fifteen years now. Every year, Taylor has key returning debaters, usually seniors. However, with no varsity seniors this year,...

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