Student Earns National Championship in Speech & Debate Competition

Our American Heritage Speech & Debate Team competed in the National Speech & Debate Association's National Tournament in Dallas, Texas and earned a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP title and 3 FINALISTS awards!

Jordyn Allen (AHS '19) - Informative Speaking NATIONAL CHAMPION - $1,000 scholarship

Juliette Reyes - 3rd Place in Impromptu Speaking - $250 scholarship

Adelina Marinello - 3rd Place in Storytelling - $250 scholarship

Luca Zislin - 12th Place in House Congressional Debate

Chase Freeman (AHS '19) - Semi-Finalist in House Congressional Debate

American Heritage also won 2 team awards for overall competitiveness as a school - 
Speech School of Honor (Top 30 schools in Speech Events)
Debate School of Honor (Top 30 schools in Debate Events)

This year's National Speech & Debate Tournament featured students from 49 states, 4 countries, and 2 US territories. With nearly 10,000 students, coaches, educators, and parents from across the country participating in the tournament each year, the National Speech & Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in the world. Almost 200,000 students are members of the National Speech & Debate Association, and only 4% qualify to compete at the national tournament. The national champions make up less than 1% of all speech and debate competitors.

Special thanks to our coaches: Mr. Hubbard, Mr. Denis, and Mr. Orlowski.

Speech and Debate


Speech and Debate


Speech and Debate


Speech and Debate