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Raytown High School’s Talking Bluejays debate team recently won the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Tournament White Division Debate Championship. 

Students earning first team All-Conference honors were Sophomore Yermeya Bagunu in Storytelling; Senior Alexandria Clark with Junior Sarah Holloway in Public Forum Debate; Senior Emma Givens in Original Oration; Junior Tamela Hill in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Senior Paige Keeton in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Senior Paige Keeton with Senior Claire Robinson in Public Forum Debate;Senior Claire Robinson in Student Congress; and Senior Lilly Rodriguez with Sophomore Israel Hanke in Policy Debate

Students earning second team All-Conference honors were Senior Derek Baska in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Senior Deja Bolton with Senior Derek Baska in Duo Interpretation and Policy Debate; Freshman Shekinah Carr in Prose Reading; Senior Maggie Dorsey with Junior Madison McLellan in Duo Interpretation; Senior Emma Givens in Dramatic Interpretation; Sophomore Israel Hanke in International Extemporaneous Speaking; Junior Alexis Hartenstein in Poetry Reading; Senior Paige Keeton in Original Oration; Senior Alex Montenegro in Student Congress; Senior Lilly Rodriguez in Poetry Reading

The Talking Bluejays are sponsored by Mark Harris