Send Edmonds Debate Team to nationals

Ali Al-Sadi and Michelle Herman are headed for nationals.

Two members of the Edmonds Speech and Debate team have earned a trip to nationals in Kansas City, and now they need a few more dollars — by next Wednesday, May 26, so they can actually get there.

This year, Michelle Herman of Edmonds and Ali Al-Sadi of Mukilteo have both qualified to compete in Extemporaneous Speaking at the National Forensic League Tournament in Kansas City. This will be Edmonds Speech and Debate’s fourth trip to Nationals and they plan to bring a trophy home to Edmonds.

The team relies solely on fundraisers, family contributions, and the generosity of community members. Your donation will provide continued opportunity for all students in the Edmonds School District to develop important communication and leadership skills.

They have already raised about $3,000 and need just over $1,000 more to make it to Nationals. That money can be donated online at

All donations can be made online or by check, and are tax-deductible (tax ID number is 916001871). Make checks payable to the Edmonds School District (write “Speech and Debate” in the memo line) and mail to 23200-100th Ave. W., Edmonds, WA 98020.

You can also become a Facebook fan of the team at

  1. Congratulations to the students, especially those @ the Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center who keep collecting speech and debate awards!

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