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Lily Pieper

Head Coach

Phone: 651-368-5049

2023 Debate Team Invites

At the Oct 14 Eden Prairie Debate Team Invite, Senior Eunsol Lee was the tournament champion in Congressional Debate.  Imaya Ambati took fourth overall for the novice/JV competition.  Ryan Andrada was the winner of his final round of the novice/JV competition. 

Debate Team Meeting

There will be a meeting for the Debate Team for new and returning participants and their parents on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 PM in the lecture hall. The purpose of this meeting is to learn about our debate program, share practice and competition commitments and meet Head Coach Lily Pieper. If you have any questions or are unable to attend the meeting for the WHS Debate Team, please contact Head Coach Lily Pieper at

State Debate Meet

Congratulations to Seniors Arif Ansari and Izzy Parker for earning All State Honors in Debate. They were recognized in finishing in the top 8 of debate participants throughout the season in Congressional Debate. Arif placed 7th at the state meet and Izzy 3rd at the state meet. 


Meet The Coach

Lily Pieper is currently the Head Coach for Woodbury High School's Speech Team and has been involved in Speech and Debate for the past nine years. In high school, Lily was a speech competitor at Woodbury and was a part of the first group of Woodbury students to travel to the National Speech and Debate Association tournament. She was recruited to continue speech in college at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, which is also where she started to dabble in debate. In college, Lily became a National Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking. Along with that, in her junior year, she became the highest ranking student from her university in the Illinois State tournament for Debate, achieving State Runner-Up. In 2022 Lily graduated from Bradley with a degree in English Literary Studies and a minor in Women & Gender Studies. She loved getting to work with the Speech team this past season and is so excited to start working with debate students this year!


About Debate

Woodbury High School is excited to begin its inaugural season as a debate team. The team will compete in Congressional Debate as a part of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). The competitive season will run from September through December, giving students the opportunity to compete at local, district, and even national circuit competitions. There will be an informational meeting for any interested students and parents in early September (date TBD). Please don't hesitate to send any questions to Sam!