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Mount Si Speech and Debate competitors have big success at "Virtual" Nationals!

Mount Si Speech and Debate competitors Mariam Mohammed and Ray Silverman (both juniors) are currently competing in Nationals online and have made it to the "Octafinals" (Round 12/15). 

They are currently in the top 16 teams in the nation (out of 350 teams competing) and have worked extremely hard to get to this spot. This is the best Mount Si has EVER performed at Debate Nationals, despite attending Nationals every year for the past 8 years. Mariam and Ray have worked so hard despite all of the adversity and challenges of quarantine to succeed in debate. Although they didn’t get to attend State (cancelled, but they qualified!), travel to Nationals in New Mexico or Tournament of Champions in Kentucky (they competed online), they have been strong competitors this year and shown what true Wildcat determination looks like from a virtual platform.

We couldn't be prouder!  Congrats to these amazing students!

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