Hope Osborn, a member of the MHS speech team, earned a trip to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas in June. Osborn and the Milbank team attended the National Qualifying Tournament in Watertown on February 15 and February 16.
Lars Andersen and Nathan Loutsch are alternates to attend the national tournament in the public forum debate category.
Caitlyn Oien coaches the Milbank High School team, which also won the Leading Chapter Award from the National Speech and Debate Association. According to the association, “Each year the top chapter in accumulated members and degrees, not more than one per district, receives the Leading Chapter Award. Leading Chapter schools are recognized based on student participation throughout the school year. Schools earning the Leading Chapter Award must have previously achieved Charter School Status in the National Speech and Debate Association… These speech and debate programs serve as an inspiration for new teams around the United States.”