MHS Debaters Advanced to Nationals

Mitchell High School's Speech/Debate team assembles in an uncharacteristically quiet pose.

The Mitchell High School Speech and Debate Team, continuing the legacy of its storied tradition, advanced 7 of its members to the national tournament at competitions held on Saturday, February 20.  Stepping up to Nationals will be:

Joe Gebel  - Qualifier in International Extemp

Shawn Boehmer - Qualifier in Domestic Extemp

Jaclyn McMillen  - Qualifier in Program Oral Interp

Autumn Lentz  - 1st Alternate in Program Oral Interp

Marianna Novak  - 1st Alternate in Informative Speaking

Iris Anderson - 2nd Alternate in Informative Speaking

Alexis Korzan - 1st Alternate for Domestic Extemp


The national tournament will be held in June.


MHS also took the Leading Chapter Award for Excellence in Speech and Debate in South Dakota.  This award is given to one norther South Dakota school for increased student participation.


Congratulations to all of our ‘soapbox’ Kernels on these signal achievements!

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Longfellow Elementary- (605) 995-3092
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Mitchell High School- (605) 995-3034
Early Childhood Special Education (605) 995-7523

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