U-High was well represented at this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament in Alabama. James Han brought home a first place finish in extemporaneous commentary at the event. Caroline Pickering and Natalie Thomison finished in second and fourth place, respectively, in expository speaking. U-High had an additional two students finish in the top 60 and four were semi-finalists. The Pioneers were represented by a record 16 students who attending the tournament that involved more than 1,100 schools. Congratulations to James, Caroline, Natalie and all our students who participated in this year’s national speech and debate tournament!