The Kenston Middle School Speech and Debate team won state championship honors in four of the six events at the fifth annual Middle School Speech and Debate State Championship co-hosted by Hathaway Brown and University School
Speech and Debate Champs
The Kenston Middle School Speech and Debate team won state championship honors in four of the six events at the fifth annual Middle School Speech and Debate State Championship co-hosted by Hathaway Brown and University School.
State champions were: Kate Tobin in Interpretation, Pearl Johnson in Declamation, Brooke Carlson in Congressional Debate and partners Reagan Carnes and Jillian Ragsdale in Public Forum Debate.
It was the third time – and second year in a row – that the middle school team won the state championship in Public Forum Debate and was the first time winning a state championship in any other event.
Also medaling were Zoe LeFeber, who placed fifth in Oratory, and Ben Yamsek, who placed fifth in Congressional Debate. Maren Hill placed eighth in Oratory, Sebastien Peiffer placed tenth in Declamation, Will Turner reached finals in Congressional Debate, and Georgia LeFeber reached semifinals in Interpretation. Rounding out the team were Charlie McBride and Maria Shindika in Extemporaneous Debate and Evie Bohac and Norah Bozarth in Interpretation.
Power of the Pen
Kenston Middle School’s eighth-grade Power of the Pen team placed first at regionals. The combined seventh- and eighth-grade team placed second in the Sweepstakes category, an average of both grades scores from district and regional competition. Individually Kherington Swader placed second and Grace Voudris earned ninth place honors.
Writers crafted responses to open-ended prompts during three 40-minute sessions.
TES Student Council Writing Contest
Timmons Student Council presented a writing contest for Rescue Village. Students wrote opinion pieces answering the question, “Why should an animal of your choosing at Rescue Village be adopted?” Members of student council read and reviewed the submissions.
Winners selected were: kindergartners Nora Bronson, Harlow Kozel and Sophia Elliott; first-graders Myraa Arshad, Kendall Floriani and Louie Zaranec; second-graders Fiona Blanchard, Stella Henry and Zach Rim; and third-graders Anna Warnock, Evelyn Chapman and Aria Catania.