Dominican Students Receive Several Speech and Debate Awards

St. Mary’s Dominican High School students received several awards at the following Speech and Debate events. From left: Inchara Anand, Isabella Paul, and Shania Raimer. Junior Inchara Anand and senior Isabella Paul took 1st Place in Duo Interpretation at the virtual Trinity High School Shamrock Invitational in Kentucky. The students performed a shortened version of… Read More

Dominican Junior Shania Raimer Places Second in October Debates

  St. Mary’s Dominican High School Junior Shania Raimer placed second in the October Lincoln Douglas Debate and second in Original Oratory at the Southside Shark Showdown Speech and Debate Tournament. The Lincoln Douglas Debate is a one-on-one style debate that focuses on the philosophy of the resolution being argued. Ten high schools competed virtually… Read More

Dominican Sophomore Shania Raimer Makes All-State Speech Team

At the Louisiana Tournament of Champions, St. Mary’s Dominican High School sophomore Shania Raimer earned a place as one of eight students on the All-State Speech Team in the Lincoln Douglas Debate. Her debate topic was, “Resolved: The United States Ought to Guarantee Universal Child Care.” This school year, all the tournaments Dominican attended have… Read More

Dominican Speech and Debate Team Post Wins

St. Mary’s Dominican High School Speech and Debate team posted wins at the Louisiana High School Speech League (LHSSL) February Classic. Competition was virtual due to current pandemic health guidelines. Dominican sophomore Shania Raimer won first place in the Advanced Lincoln Douglas debate. She competed under the resolution “states ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons”… Read More