Plymouth High School will be making its 44th consecutive appearance at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament this June- making it to this stage since the 80s.

The tournament runs June 16-21, in Des Moines, Iowa, with over 240 students in each event.  Students qualify through district competition and Plymouth is very proud to have 14 students, in 12 events, representing PHS and Indiana at nationals.

Students participating:

Eva Macey, Katie Fritz, and Maddie Harness in Congressional Debate

Cassidy Riddle in International Extemporaneous Speaking

Tyler Travis in United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Estella Mendez in Informative Speaking

Gloria Sullivan in Programed Oral Interpretation

Hannah LaFree is Humorous Interpretation

Claire Lewandowski in Dramatic Interpretation 

Oliva Burch and Aiden Ruiz in Duo Interpretation

Dariel Herrera and Jonathan Velasquez in Duo Interpretation

Madelyn Hutchings in Poetry Performance

All of these students will be performing at the REES Theatre, in downtown Plymouth, on Wednesday, May 22, at our annual PHS Speech and Debate Showcase.  They are extremely impressive and we’d love to invite you to attend. The program starts at 6:30 PM and is open to the public.  Admission is free but any good-will donation is greatly appreciated as we raise funds for this national tournament. The team holds long-standing excellence and it is incredible to experience what they do.