June 8, 2017
Two seniors among the top 10 at national speech competition
Two Upper St. Clair High School seniors finished among the top 10 in the nation in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand Nationals May 27-18 in Louisville, Ky.
Raahema Durrani earned a spot in the National Final Round of the Lincoln Douglas Debate, finishing second on a 3-2 decision – one ballot from a National Championship. Erik Warmbein was a semifinalist in Dramatic Performance – finishing seventh in the nation.
“Upper St. Clair had an incredible weekend at NCFL Grand Nationals,” Ben Edwards, forensics sponsor, said. “Thousands of students qualified from around the country to compete.”
In addition to Raahema and Erik, seniors Arushi Kewalramani and Macey Kaplan qualified for the play-in round of Public Forum Debate and finished in the top 50 nationally.
View the complete results of the 2017 NCFL Grand Nationals