On Friday November 18, eight YISS students participated the speech events of the Forensics Tournament at Seoul International School. Out of the five categories, three students qualified for the final round: Ryan H. (Extemporaneous) and Zane H. (Impromptu) -- with Christine T. (Poetry) earning 1st place. Congratulations to Hannah O. (Prose & Solo), Michelle K. (Prose), Allison P. (Poetry), Jake L. (Extemp) and Sean R. (Extemp).
The Debate competition on Saturday, November 19th, was supposed to feature three Parliamentary teams made up of Megan Y. & Hannah O., Sophia V. & Rachel S., and Brian K. & Kevin L.. Because of a last minute sickness, Brian K. experienced his first Lincoln-Douglass debate. At the end of the day, Megan Y. & Hannah Y. qualified for the semi-finals, bringing home 4th place.