The Raytown Debate and Forensic Squad attended the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Indianapolis June 10-15. The school was recognized by the National Forensic League for participation in their 30th National Tournament.
Raytown High School became a member of the National Forensic League in 1967 and this year’s tournament also marked their 20th consecutive trip to nationals.
At the tournament Carl Von Hayter Sirls competed in Dramatic Interpretation and Josh Ethridge competed in Student Congress-Senate. Josh was elected to the position of Presiding Officer in the competition. The Talking Bluejays are sponsored by Mark Harris.