Speech and Debate places at the Silverton Novice Invitational

The Speech and Debate Team made a name for itself at the state level at the Silverton Novice Invitational, on Oct. 12.  Anneke Hlady, sophomore, placed second in Poetry, Taylor Bosson, sophomore, placed third in Radio, and Joe Gilligan, junior, with Zach Buursma, sophomore, held their Parliamentary Debate standing at 2-2 out of 41 teams.

“West Linn should be proud of their Speech and Debate team as they rocked the Silverton Novice Invitational. For a relatively small team we are making a big name for ourselves,”  Jan Bosson, adviser, said.

The team is not only modest in size,  made up of less than 16 students, but many of the students are newcomers to Speech and Debate. Four of these newcomers placed at the invitational. Newcomers include Taylor Bosson, Hlady, Gilligan, and Buursma—all who placed at the invitational. If you are intrestred in joining the speech and debate team  you can contact advisers through the Speech and Debat page on the West Linn High School Website.  Speech and Debate meetings are held every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm in room B202.  The team always welcomes newcomcers.

“Four of the newest team members showed off their stuff by handily beating out the competition. I want to say congratulations to everyone who is apart of our team. The next tournament will be held Nov. 9, at Silverton High School,” Bosson said.