Carissa Guell (left) and Kohi Gill of Desert Vista High School�s Thunder Speech Theater and Debate Company.

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This year 15 students representing the Desert Vista High School’s Thunder Speech Theater and Debate Company traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to compete against more than 2,750 students representing more than 1,000 schools from all 50 states, Guam and South Korea.

Just reaching the National Championship Tournament is impressive as more than 15,000 students from more than 3,500 schools attempt to qualify for the honor of representing their school against the top speakers in the country. Desert Vista’s team finished fourth. All the DVHS students who competed finished strong in their individual divisions.

For more information about the Thunder Speech Theater and Debate company, visit www.tstdc.com or call (480) 706-7900, ext. 1366.

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