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Speech and Debate Continues to Amaze at Annual Showcase
Speech and Debate Continues to Amaze at Annual Showcase

On Tue., March 7, Kent Denver's Speech and Debate program put on an amazing display at their annual Showcase, which provides an opportunity to see the team in action and shows why judges at events in Colorado and across the country consider our students to be among the nation's very best.

Performances included Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, a lively example of Cross-Examination Debate, and Colorado's newest competition category, Informative Speaking, in which a speaker may use visual aids to reinforce her or his point.

Showcase showed just a glimpse of why the program had such an incredible winter, competing in more than 10 tournaments in Colorado and three other states. At the California Invitational, one of the nation's top high school events, Kent Denver finished sixth out of more than 200 schools. And over the weekend of March 4-5, 39 KDS speech and debaters went to the State qualifying tournament at George Washington High School. Several students won their events at the tournament, and 20 qualified for State later this month.

Congratulations to Terry Rubin, Mike Bausch, and the rest of the Speech and Debate Team!

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x324
Biography:
B.A., English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on parent communications, editing the Connection and Parent Community News online newsletters and supporting the website and other publications.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x295
Biography:

B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications 

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

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