East Ascension High School Coach Donald Broussard celebrated freshman Bella Taylor's first place win in Student Congress at the Speech and Debate Tournament held at Mount Carmel in New Orleans.

Patricia Arias and Austin Peno qualified for District Championships in Public Forum Debate. Bella Taylor qualified for District Championships in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

This is the first Speech and Debate team in EA history and the students are looking forward to bring more victories home in the future competitions.