Speech & Debate
Amber Kemmerly, Jacob Leger and Brittany Turner are the Speech and Debate Club sponsors.
The David Thibodaux Speech and Debate team traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to compete at the National Speech and Debate Association's 2018 National Tournament. At our first ever national tournament, we had three students advance to quarterfinals. Frances McCann ended up placing 19th out of 241 competitors from around the globe in Informative Speaking while Milo Eakins and Gabriel Gremillion placed in the top 25 in Middle School Duo Interpretation. These students have continuously stunned us throughout the year and have set a high bar for future competitors. Thank you to everyone who has supported our journey and see you all next year!"
In their second year, the Speech & Debate team had a successful nationals season, doubling and even tripling the amount of qualifiers from last year's season. Representing DTSMA and the Lafayette diocese at CFL in Milwaukee this summer will be: Ainsley Kern in OI, Broty Stelly and Lee Gilley in OO, Adalynn Guillory in CON, Elijah Ness & Dylan Martin in PF. Also, representing DTSMA and Team Louisiana at NSDA in Dallas, Tx is Lee Gilley and Broty Stelly in Informative Speaking and Adalynn Guillory in Congressional Debate.