Three Ravens qualify for National Speech Tournament

At this weekend’s national qualifying tournament in Student Congress, ONW set a new school record, filling 10 of the 24 seats in the final House chamber. Out of five East Kansas district qualifiers to nationals this June in Birmingham, Alabama, three will be Ravens.

Kyra Larson, Austin Shively, and Evan Svetlak will be representing you at the National Speech Tournament this summer!

We hope to have several more join our entourage at our main spring qualifier next month.

Seven ONW students have met the standards to be NSDA Academic All-Americans. To qualify, they had to meet very high performance standards within speech and debate while maintaining high academic standards as well. Congratulations to this year’s Academic All-Americans!

  • Cameron Jones
  • Kyra Larson
  • Amy Leuszler
  • Austin Shively
  • Evan Svetlak
  • Collin Thompson
  • Alex Wheeler


—Eric Skoglund, Director, Speech and Debate


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