Rocky Fork Enterprise

GLHS speech/debate wins again

The Gahanna Lincoln High School speech and debate team won at Mount Vernon Saturday, Nov. 2, placing first overall for the third straight year.

Twenty-two team members placed in this first varsity tournament of the season.

Placing first were senior Sarah Beavers in oratorical interpretation; senior Megan Ellsesser in student congress; junior Summit Rosenberg in humorous interpretation; and Gabby Howell in original oratory.

Placing second were seniors Max Agranoff and Kyle Clark in public forum debate; senior Matthew Zianni in student congress; Kate Frank in oratorical interpretation; Olivia Smith in impromptu speaking; junior, Loie Greenwood in original oratory; and sophomore Jacob Naiman in humorous interpretation.

In third place was sophomore Nithika Badam.

Placing fourth were senior Sedona Rosenberg in U.S. extemporaneous speaking and junior Caleb Webb in humorous interpretation.

Placing fifth were seniors Jassy Da Silva and Skye Booth in public forum debate and junior Eric Velazquez in humorous interpretation.

Rounding out the top six were seniors Erin Holt in prose/poetry reading and Ross Candor and Stefn Sandberg in duo interpretation.

Gahanna will compete at Upper Arlington Nov. 9 and at Maumee Nov. 16. Gahanna will host the 14th annual Rotary Club of Gahanna tournament Dec. 14.

The results of this tournament and all other Ohio contests are available at

The team is coached by speech and debate teacher Lyle Linerode, English teacher Kristen Juth, former competitor Evan Ecos and volunteer Bruce Mann.