Thadeus Smith has been active in the Speech and Debate community for close to seven years. He has achieved success on the local Washington circuit in Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Original Oratory. Most notably, he has qualified to NSDA Nationals two times, NIETOC one time, and the TOC one time, in addition to six total state qualifications. While 2019 marked the end of his competitive high school career, he looks forward to judging local competitions while attending Pacific Lutheran University, where he plans to double major in Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies. With his experience, Thadeus hopes to help campers learn the skills they need to be successful advocates for whatever cause inspires them.