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Twin brothers take the national stage with a message of empowerment

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speech debate twins Elias Elijah Goss East High School
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Elias and Elijah Goss from East High School compete in Duo Interpretation at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Elijah and Elias Goss are a dynamic duo. The juniors at Denver's East High School are state champions and represented Colorado at the National Speech and Debate Tournament this summer in Duo Interpretation. They made it to the finals, besting hundreds of other students. And their performance had a message for all young people about overcoming challenges. They spoke with Chandra Thomas Whitfield about this big achievement, along with their coach, Noah Kaplan.