Andrea Ambam reacts June 20 as winners were announced in Original Oratory at the National Speech and Debate competition.
This year, the national convention was in Overland Park, Kan.
Ambam, who will be a senior in the fall at Ray-Pec High School, won the national championship in the Original Oratory event. Her piece was titled “America Minus the Dream.”
She is Ray-Pec’s first national champion at the high school level in forensics and debate.