At the Kentucky Catholic Forensics League Speech Tournament at LaRue County High School on Saturday, BGHS Junior Cole Vaughan, for the 2nd year in a row, won the Dramatic Performance category and qualified to go to Washington, D.C. for the National Catholic Forensics League Speech Grand Tournament in May. His performance scored highest over 35 others competing in the event.
This is the 3rd year in a row BGHS has had a student qualify for this prestigious national tournament.
Sophomore Ronit Patel was named an alternate in Congressional Debate, missing a bid to nationals by only one place. However, should any of the students who finished ahead of him be unable to compete in D.C., Patel will join Vaughan representing BGHS over Memorial Day weekend.
This was a first national qualifying tournament for five of the seven BGHS students who competed in speech and debate events on Saturday.
The BGHS Speech and Debate team will compete again Saturday at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament at the University of Kentucky.
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