Senior Debaters Win State Championships; Hawken Named Runner-Up


Congratulations to Emma Sedlak ’20 and Molly Xiao ’21 on winning state championships at the Ohio Speech and Debate Association State Tournament held earlier this month at Wooster High School. Emma was named state champion in Congressional Debate and Molly in International Extemp. The Hawken team was state runner-up in team sweepstakes.
Over 1,100 students competed at the event. Additional students honored at the awards ceremony include:
King Weatherspoon ’21 - 3rd place in Original Oratory
Krishna Sanaka ’21 - 3rd place in United States Extemp
Amar Vyas ’20 - 5th place in Congressional Debate
Sam Li ’20 - 5th place in International Extemp
Valerie Laurainti ’21 and Mira Getrost ’22 - Quarterfinalists (top 8) in Policy Debate
Soren Palencik ’21 - Quarterfinalist (top 8) in Lincoln Douglas Debate
Alex Watson ’21 and Claire Marrie ’21 - Quarterfinalist (top 8) in Public Forum Debate
Go Hawks!

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