The East Ascension High School Speech and Debate Team was awarded fifth place at the 46th Annual St. Augustine High School Speech and Debate Tournament held in New Orleans Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.

The following students placed in their respective categories: Bella Taylor- second in Student Congress, Daisha Mosley and Carrington Stewart- third in the Public Forum Debate, Amaiya Buckner- third in Humorous Interpretation, Juwan Finch and Craig Joseph- fourth in Duo Reading, Asia Fowler and David Polk- second in Duet Acting, Teressa Cox- fifth in Lincoln Douglas Debate.

All of the named students qualified for District Championships as well as Michael Earnhart in the

event of Lincoln Douglas Debate.