The U-High Speech and Debate Team traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June for the National Tournament. Their performance ended up being the most successful team result in Pioneer history. U-High was named a School of Excellence by placing in the Top 20 out of more than 1,300 participating schools. James Han finished in third place in International Extemporaneous Speaking. Adding to the team result was Catherine Winger in fourth place and Natalie Thomison as a semifinalist in Expository Speaking, Jordyn Blythe as a semifinalist in Dramatic Interpretation and Lauren Dubravec who made it to the Top 30 in Informative Speaking. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on a very successful year!