The Lee’s Summit West High School speech and debate team was named among the Top 100 schools in the National Speech and Debate Association for the 2016-17 school year. Lee’s Summit West ranked No. 23 out of more than 3,000 schools nationwide.
In addition, the Lee’s Summit West High School speech and debate program was recently ranked among the top 1 percent of schools nationwide by the National Speech and Debate Association.
Through the national honor society, students earn points and degrees based on competitive and service-related activities. The LSWHS chapter earned more than 500 degrees and was presented with the association’s prestigious Pentagon Society Award.
“The designation is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills — including communication, research, listening, writing and organization,” said J. Scott Wunn, executive director of the National Speech and Debate Association.