DANVILLE: Danville High School placed first in Speechand first in Congress in the team competitions during the National ForensicLeague’s Kentucky District Tournament held Friday and Saturday at CentreCollege. DHS qualified six students for the Indianapolis national speechand debate tournament, the world’s largest academic competition, in June.
Qualifying for nationals from Danville: NathanJohnson, first in Oratory; Sarabeth Marlowe and John Thompson, first in DuoInterpretation; Andrew McKinney, third in US Extemporaneous Speaking; PhoebeRoss, fourth in International Extemporaneous Speaking; Joe Weston, first inInternational Extemporaneous Speaking.
Danville High School assistant coaches Christel Belcher andBeth Marlowe were named the District Coaches of the Year at the awardsceremony. During awards, DHS was recognized as the 2011-2012 LeadingChapter for Kentucky, an award announced earlier this year.
DHS students won several other prizes at the competitionincluding several students who qualified for nationals in multiple events butwho were forced to choose one event in which to compete in Indianapolis. Additionally, senior Isabelle Ballard was named the District Student of theYear, and senior Nathan Johnson won the Susan Moore Prize for outstandingCongressional Debater.
Additional DHS honors at the contest: Sarabeth Marlowe, first in Dramatic Interpretation; Calvin Steber,first alternate in the House; Andrew McKinney, second alternate in the House;Joe Weston, second in US Extemp and third in the Senate; Isabelle Ballard andDylan Crow, third in Duo Interpretation; Madeline Salinas, third in Oratory;Nathan Johnson, first in the Senate and second in International ExtemporaneousSpeaking.