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Sebastian Williams – Best in Debate


Sebastian Williams (‘18) caption of the Debate team, has recently been recognized as the number one speech and debate competitor in all of Ohio. As an accomplished senior, Williams is a three-time States and Nationals qualifier, as well as bidding into States in this year’s 2017-18 debate season. With the National Qualifying tournament coming up, Williams is determined to finish strong and qualify for a final again. 

Mollie Edmondson (’21) and Sebastian Williams (’18) pose for a picture at the 2016-17 National Speech and Debate Tournament after receiving awards for semi-finalist in Original Oratory and 2nd place in Lincoln Douglass Debate, respectively.

Acknowledged by the NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association), Sebastian Williams has the highest point value of any speech and debate competitor in Ohio. Coming off a very successful season in 2017, where he placed 5th in state and 13th at Nationals, Williams has worked harder in the hope to accomplish even more.

He encourages everyone to try and join Speech and Debate. “Do debate,” Williams says. “Do your best – focus and work hard.” These are just a few words of advice from the best debater in Ohio.