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Goutney, Samuel & LeCompte to Compete at Nationals Speech and Debate


Cassville High School Speech and Debate will have three students representing the local club in June at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

CHS students Audrey Goutney, Treva Samuel and Jillian LeCompte have earned the opportunity to compete at the national level. Goutney will compete in the Big Questions Debate division and Samuel will compete in the Student Congress Debate.

LeCompte qualified in March after placing first at a tournament in Republic. This announcement was officially made in March.  Click here to view the full announcement regarding LeCompte's qualification.

Both Goutney and Samuel are juniors at CHS. Goutney is the daughter of Jessie & Tandi Goutney of Cassville. Samuel is the daughter of David Samuel of Cassville.


Approximately 6,000 Speech and Debate students from 1,500 different school districts across the US will compete at the national tournament.