Wooster High School's Speech and Debate Team to Compete in the National Tournament for the 70th Time

Wooster High School is being recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association for achieving an impressive milestone. In June, the Wooster High School Speech and Debate team will compete in the national tournament for the 70th time! 

In honor of the school’s achievement, the team will be recognized as part of the National Tournament Opening Ceremony on June 14. The school will also receive a special commemorative plaque from the association for their accomplishment. 

“This incredible accomplishment is demonstrative of your school's legacy in our activity, hard work from your students and coaching staff, and your administration's continued support of speech and debate,” wrote Annie Reisener, membership manager for the National Speech & Debate Association, in a letter to the school. 

Seven members of Wooster High School’s speech and debate team qualified for the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament, which will now take place in a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seniors Bryn Savidge, Rebekah Barnett, Stuart Courson, Anna Nacci and Sophia Dal Pra, as well as juniors Sierra Dewald and Lena Wiebe will compete in the largest academic competition in the world. 

“I am so very proud of these students and the hard work they have put in all season-long,” said Wooster High School Coach Holly Custer. “They have all become skilled orators, and I am excited to see how well they perform on the national stage. It has been quite a remarkable season so far and we aren’t done yet!”

For more information regarding the Wooster City School District, please visit www.woostercityschools.org.