Congratulations Ray-Pec Speech & Debate

Congratulations to Ray-Pec High School Speech and Debate students on terrific performances at Districts and qualifying for the national tournament this summer in Phoenix, Ariz., and the state tournament in April!

For the Show-Me District of the National Speech and Debate Association, Ray-Pec High School won the championship in Overall Speech. In addition, Ray-Pec students Sav Jordan and Devin Fisher are the District champions for Duo Interpretation.

For District 9 of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, Ray-Pec High School won the championship in Overall Speech. Ray-Pec was the District champion for One-Act Play and Readers Theatre. Students Irelynn Sloan and Elijah O'Brien won the District championship for Duet Acting; Andrew Burton is the District Champion in Dramatic Interpretation, 

Here are the additional national and state qualifiers:

NSDA Districts (qualifying to the National Tournament this summer in Phoenix, AZ)

Duo Interpretation
  • Sav Jordan and Devin Fisher--District Champions (National Qualifier)
  • Irelynn Sloan and Elijah O'Brien--2nd Place  (National Qualifier)
Dramatic Interpretation
  • Andrew Burton--2nd Place (National Qualifier)
  • Dinah Hodgson--4th Place (1st alternate to Nationals)
Humorous Interpretation
  • Corbin Williams--2nd Place (National Qualifier)
  • Kaedyn Blede--5th Place (2nd alternate to Nationals)
Program Oral Interpretation
  • Sarah Freidline--3rd Place (National Qualifier)
  • Natalie Kies--6th Place (3rd alternate to Nationals)
Informative Speaking
  • Dinah Hodgson--2nd Place (National Qualifier)
Original Oratory
  • Ellie McRill--6th Place (1st alternate to Nationals)

MSHSAA Districts (Qualifying tournament to the State Tournament in April)

Readers Theatre--District Champions (State Qualifier)

One-Act Play--District Champions (State Qualifier)

Duo Interpretation
  • Sav Jordan and Devin Fisher--2nd Place (State Qualifier)
Duet Acting
  • Irelynn Sloan and Elijah O'Brien--District Champions  (State Qualifier)
Dramatic Interpretation
  • Andrew Burton--District Champion (State Qualifier)
Humorous Interpretation
  • Corbin Williams--2nd Place (State Qualifier)
Poetry Interpretation (MSHSAA only event)
  • Nigel Norvell--4th Place (State Qualifier)
Prose Interpretation (MSHSAA only event)
  • Nigel Norvell--3rd Place (State Qualifier)
Storytelling (MSHSAA only event)
  • Xander Blackmon--5th Place (1st alternate to State)
Informative Speaking
  • Dinah Hodgson--2nd Place (State Qualifier)
Original Oratory
  • Sav Jordan--2nd Place (State Qualifier)
Radio Speaking
  • Ellie McRill--4th Place (State Qualifier)
International Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Isabel Blakely--8th Place (4th alternate to State)