LPS schools shine at state debate; East finishes second

Students from Lincoln Public Schools competed in the Nebraska State Debate Championships last weekend in Omaha, with Lincoln East High School finishing runner-up in the team competition and numerous students finishing near the top of their individual events. Here are the full LPS results from the competition, held at Millard South High School:


Congressional Debate

Morgan Valley - East High School - sixth

Suzie Cho, East High School - fifth

Samuel Province - Southeast High School - fourth

Ritsa Giannakas - East High School - second


Lincoln Douglas Debate

Trey Hestermann - Southwest High School - Octafinalist

Zoran Curgus - East High School - Octafinalist

Sasha Belashchenko - East High School - Quarterfinalist

Grace Nelson - Southeast High School - Semifinalist

Azza Elhaj - North Star High School - Runner-up


Public Forum Debate

Payton Fallick and Serena Jentz - Southwest High School - Runners-up

Mikil Foss and Amir Trakian - Lincoln High School - Quarterfinalists

Avani Nooka and Erin Bell - East High School - Quarterfinalists

Adi Mehlin and Audrey Lester - Lincoln High School - Quarterfinalists


Policy Debate

Jennifer Wang and Alix Cui - East High School - Runner-up


Team Results

Lincoln East - Runner-up

Lincoln Southwest and Lincoln North Star - Tied for fifth place


Published: March 25, 2019, Updated: March 25, 2019

The East High debate team finished second at state last weekend