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Lakeville North Speech Team Earns School of Honor at National Tournament

July 29, 2022

Students at posing in front of signThis summer, ten Lakeville North High School students competed in the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. They were there for a full week of competition in June. Overall, the team earned a School of Honor award, placing them in the top 50 of the 1,080 schools in attendance.

Here are the students’ individual accomplishments.


  • Grace Bowen and Emily Nyberg - Duo (Top 30 of 231 total entries)
  • Gintare Piscikaite - Informative Speaking (Top 30 of 248 total entries)
  • Aaimah Khawaja - Impromptu Speaking (Top 30 of 402 total entries)



  • Aiden Clayburn - Humorous Interp (Top 60 of 242 total entries)
  • Ankita Gurung - Program Oral Interp (Top 60 of 238 total entries)
  • Lauren McCutcheon - Impromptu Speaking (Top 60 of 402 total entries)


Double Octafinalists

  • Tharika Arunkumar - Impromptu Speaking (Top 120 of 402 total entries)
  • Rachna Balasubramanian - Impromptu Speaking (Top 120 of 402 total entries)