DDF Places 3rd in State

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Debate Drama and Forensics team had a strong performance at state placing 3rd out of 21 teams in the Forensics (speech) events.
Kayhi competed against 32 public forum debate teams and had the most speakers finish in the top 10.
Arick Mattson took first place in Public Forum Debate speaker points, and second in Humorous Interpretation out 64 and 23 participants respectively.
Chris Brown and Piper Cooper went undefeated in the public forum (4-0)–one of three teams out of the 32 who finished with that record.
While none of the Kayhi teams made it past the octofinals — sudden death where previous records and scores are disregarded — they did finish with the best overall debate record at the meet; all Kayhi teams finished at or above an even record.

Piper Cooper – 4th of 18 Original Oration, 7th of 64 in Public Forum Debate (PFD) speaker points, 7th in Student Congress
Jared Valentine – 4th of 24 in Expository Speaking
Frances Barry – 5th of 24 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, 7th in Duo Interpretation, 4th in PFD speaker points, 4th in Student Congress
Thomas Brooks – 6th of 24 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, 7th in Duo Interpretation, 6th in PFD speaker points, 6th in Student Congress
Chris Brown – 4th of 18 in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, 5th of 64, 5th in PFD speaker points
Arick Mattson – 2nd of 23 in Humorous Interpretation w/ a command performance, 1st in PFD speaker points
Sam Winburn – 9th in PFD speaker points

Public Forum Debate
Chris Brown & Piper Cooper (4-0)
Thomas Brooks & Madyson Traudt (3-1)
Frances Barry & Henry Clark (3-1)
Jared Valentine & Brendan Roof (2-2)
Sam Winburn & Seth Chernick (2-2)
Arick Mattson & Abbigail Gaugler (2-2)

DDF Scoring Guide

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