Douglas speech and debate dominates state

The Douglas High speech and debate team continued their winning streak at the annual state tournament at Carson High School.

Out of 33 schools from all over the state, Douglas won second place as a team and was the only school with competitors in the final round of every debate event.

Douglas also won first place for domestic extemporaneous, dramatic interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas, and policy debate.

"This has been Douglas' best performance at a state tournament in several years," said coach Paul Mileo.

The following students received the following state titles: Will Dornbrook and Evan Kleiner, policy debate state champions; Megan Frost, Lincoln-Douglas state champion; Amelia Ritger, dramatic interpretation state champion; and Will Dornbrook, domestic extemporaneous state champion.

Additionally, the following students made it to the semi-final and final rounds: Kevin Kendrick, third place Lincoln-Douglas, and Noah O'Connor and Kaitlin Barger, second place public forum debate.

The team will be attending the district tournament, April 15-17, which is the qualifying competition for the national tournament in Kansas City, Mo., in June.

The team is looking for monetary assistance for the tournament.

"Douglas has consistently qualified students for nationals over the last 15 years, and after their recent success, this year should be no different," said Mileo.

For more information, contact Mileo at (775) 220-9539 or e-mail


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