Speech: Freeman Wins State Championship, Four WHHS Members Place in Finals

White House High School senior Madison Freeman won the state championship in the Tennessee Speech and Debate Tournament in impromptu speaking on Saturday, April 24th.

Freeman is a two-time state champion in two separate categories, also winning her sophomore year. Last year’s tournament was affected by COVID-19.

Four total speech team members placed at the event, including senior Danielle Williams with third place in program oral interpretation and senior Rebekah Langford in sixth place in humorous interpretation.

Sophomore Sydnee Bailey finished in second place in original oratory.

Freeman, Williams, Langford and Bailey all had previously qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament to be held in June.

Caleb Dorris also competed with the team at the state tournament but did not place in the final rounds.

The White House High School speech team is coached by Emily Higdon.

The three seniors have already made collegiate plans, with Freeman heading to George Washington University, Williams heading to Western Kentucky University and Langford heading to the University of Alabama.

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