Parkway schools brought home three of the 15 state championship titles at the recent State Speech and Debate Tournament at the University of Missouri.
Under the leadership of West High’s Cara Borgsmille-Hurst, Keerthi Gondi and Laura Santangelo won policy debate, while Noreen Webster won original oratory. In addition, Yasmin Younis took eighth in dramatic interpretation and Gondi also took sixth in international extemporaneous speaking. Under the leadership of South High’s Mike Hachmeister, Mark Kozeny and Omar Abdel-Hamid, Brian Cheng and Jay Patel took first place in public forum debate, winning the 10th Speech and Debate State Championship in Parkway South history. Under the leadership of Central High’s Rob Proffitt, Jack Langa took sixth place in extemporaneous speaking.