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Offering a dynamic college preparatory curriculum for bright and inquisitive students and beautifully set on 72 wooded acres, Oak Hill is one of the premiere independent schools in Oregon. With a stunning view of Mount Pisgah and the South Hills of Eugene, OHS emphasizes academics, arts and character in its mission to offer an exceptional education for all students, kindergarten through the 12th grade.  

Oak Hill School Debaters Headed to National Championships!

Oak Hill School’s two policy debate teams (Laurel Eddins & Conrad Sproul and Emma Rosander & Beau Taylor-Ladd) both qualified for the National Forensic League’s national championship tournament, which will take place June 14-19 in Dallas, Texas. They earned these honors by competing in the NFL South Oregon District tournament, held March 12-14 in Eugene.

Eli Bronstein finished 3rd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and is our NFL district’s 1st alternate to nationals in that event. But Eli was also chosen by the district’s coaches to be a member of South Oregon’s World Schools Debate team at nationals. This is a new event that brings together debaters from multiple schools and combines elements of both Lincoln-Douglas and Parliamentary Debate.

In addition, Laurel Eddins finished 1st in our NFL district in Extemporaneous Speaking (international topics), which earned her a ‘Double’ (two national qualifications). Because competitors can only enter one event at the national championships, however, Laurel ceded her spot to the 1st alternate so that she can compete in policy debate. Similarly, Conrad Sproul ‘Double Qualified’ for Nationals in Congressional Debate as 1st place speaker in his chamber, but gave up his spot to join Laurel in policy debate.

Emma Miller and Kolden Stauber also competed in Congressional Debate. A bill drafted by Emma passed her chamber unanimously, while Kolden was recognized as one of the top eight speakers in his chamber.

Oak Hill School was named 2nd in ‘Debate Sweepstakes’ and 3rd in ‘Combined Sweepstakes’ (which represents quite an achievement for a school our size).

This is the second consecutive year that Oak Hill will send Debate Team members to the NFL’s national championships, the most prestigious event in high school speech and debate. Last year, in the Oak Hill team’s inaugural NFL season, Eli Bronstein and Laurel Eddins competed in policy debate in Overland Park, Kansas.  

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