By Sam Parsons
Two Oskaloosa High School students have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, and are asking the community for help in raising funds for the trip.
OHS seniors Elliot Nelson and Abigail Lindgren have both qualified for nationals in Congressional Debates, and Nelson gave an idea of what it’s all about.
Lindgren said that the two of them would not only be representing Osky on the national stage, but also one of two Iowa districts.
The fundraising efforts include a speech showcase happening next Monday, as well as a GoFundMe.
Nelson said that they were off to a good start, but still had some distance to cover.
The National Speech and Debate Tournament will be held June 11-16. The GoFundMe can be accessed here.
Our full conversation with Elliot Nelson and Abigail Lindgren can be listened to below.