High School Speech & Debate

  • The LPS Speech & Debate program strives to develop the world's leaders of tomorrow through public speaking, research, and critical thinking. Two nationally ranked programs give over 300 students the opportunity to find their voice by preparing for and participating in weekly tournaments against the state's best and brightest.

Nationals 2019 - Lincoln-Douglas Debate Finals

A Conversation with 2 LPS National Champions

Post-Season Highlights
  • Students Qualify for National Tournament!

    Congratulations to the following students, who qualified to compete in the NSDA National tournament in Phoenix, AZ in June!

    Liberty High School:
    LD: Liv Linzy
    PuF: Will Peacock & Jack Ramey
    USX: Jill VanYperen
    IX: Ethan Burnham, Caroline Shemwell
    DI: Cole Wheeler
    DUO: Andrew Hand & Grace Fisher
    DUO: Elinor Dow & Bennett Chapman
    INFO: Kate Fisher
    POI: Ella Torno
    BQ: Kaylen King
    SEN: Ethan Burnham
    2023 District Student of the Year: Liv Linzy
    Liberty North High School:
    PuF: Trey Shriver & Ellie Thorn
    LD: Madison Tucker
    DI: Santina Juma
    POI: Santina Juma, Alayna Pickard
    OO: Ava Powers
    IX: Addie Kimmerle 
    CONG: Aaron Kersh
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  • Students Qualify for State Tournament!

    Congratulations to the following students, who qualified to the 2023 MSHSAA State Competition in April!

    Liberty High School:
    HI- Andrew Hand
    INFO- Mary Bates
    PR- Cole Wheeler
    ST- Cora Price
    IX- Ethan Burnham
    USX- Liv Linzy
    Policy- Richard Burns & Caroline Shemwell
    Lincoln Douglas- Liv Linzy, Ethan Burnham
    Liberty North High School:
    DI: Santina Juma
    Duet: Santina Juma & Hunter Gill
    HI: Hunter Gill, Addie Kimmerle
    Poetry: Alayna Pickard
    Prose: Tommy Monaco
    ST: Ava Powers
    Lincoln Douglas - Madison Tucker
    Policy - Olivia Walker & Addie Kimmerle
    Public Forum - Ellie Thorn & Trey Shriver
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High School Speech & Debate Teachers

  • Liberty High School
  • Liberty North High School
  • Liberty High School Debate
  • Liberty High School Speech/Competitive Theater
  • Liberty North High School Debate
  • Liberty North High School Speech/Competitive Theater