Speech and Debate Ties for First With Ladue


On Saturday Oct. 4, the OHS Speech and Debate team competed in the Autumn Congress Tournament at Buerkle Middle School. 93 students competed from 11 different schools.

Nine students from OHS competed in Congressional Debate in six “Houses” over three 90 minutes sessions. All three of the varsity competitors placed. Ellie Sona (12) and Emma Sona (12) both won PPO, Permanent Presiding Officer, and Shaun Lamar (10) won second speaker in his house.

“Overall the school did really well,” said Ellie Sona.

OHS ended the day tied for first with 38 points against Ladue. Clayton High School followed close behind with 37 points.

“We lost a lot of varsity last year and we are still able to tie Ladue, so that’s really good” says Taylor.

The OHS Speech and Debate team will be competing Oct. 17 and 18 at Parkway West, and Nov. 7 and 8 at Parkway South and Brentwood.