The middle school speech and debate team, represented by 7th graders Shane Giedraitis, Michael Martinez, and Sarah Tupy along with 8th graders Taleen Berberian, Natalie Bax, and Katy Bauer had a big night at the St. Philip Speech and Debate Tournament. In Original Oratory, Natalie Bax took 3rd place and Sarah Tupy finished at the top in first place. In Storytelling, Shane Giedraitis took 3rd place and Katy Bauer finished at the top in first place. This is back-to-back first place wins for Katy who took first just last month with her Dramatic Interpretation at the ISDA tournament.
Congratulations to Taleen Berberian and Katy Bauer for their outstanding efforts at the International Speech and Debate Association’s Kick-off tournament at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Taleen placed fourth in Storytelling with a beautiful presentation of “Nobody Rides the Unicorn” and Katy took first place in Oral Interpretation with her powerful dramatic interpretation from William Styron’s “Sophie’s Choice.”
The Varsity Speech and Debate Team made their mark at the 2nd Annual La Salle High School Middle School Speech & Debate Tournament last week, placing in every event and winning four of them — Katy Bauer in Dramatic Interpretation, George Gardner in Storytelling, Katy and George again in Duo Interpretation, and Sarah Tupy in Original Oratory.
Coming in second in Duo Interpretation with a near perfect score were Charlie Hardy and Cassie Pichardo. Shane O’Neil took second place in Impromptu Speech. Joining George in Storytelling, was Taleen Berberian who took third place. Joining Sarah Tupy in Original Oratory were Gillian Gorocicca, Helena Locateli, and Natalie Bax taking the fourth through second place. Michael Martinez and Gus Raycraft took fourth place in Public Forum Debate. And in Duo Interpretation the rest of the team all finished strong — Sarah Tupy and Anna Ochinak taking fourth, Alex De LaMora and Hope Beegle taking fifth, Morgan Villalovos and Jolie Beegle finishing sixth, and Makena Wilson and Alyssa Householder in seventh.
Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication to Speech and Debate at St. Rita.
Congratulations to George Gardner and Katy Bauer for their excellent showing at the SCJFL Speech & Debate Tournament at Jefferson Middle School tonight. George placed 3rd in Storytelling in a large field and Katy captured 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation.
The Elementary Speech & Debate did an outstanding job at the 3rd Annual La Salle Elementary Speech & Debate Tournament. After weeks of hard work − even coming in at lunch and recess to practice — the kids brought home awards in every category. Congratulations to everyone of our 30 member team!
Charlotte Bax – 1st Place
Eve Blackwell – 2nd Place
Lorielle Campos-Martel – 3rd Place
Dominic Chimenti – 1st. Place
Edyn Cepielik-Weeks – 2nd Place
Maggie Hungate – 1st Place
Catherine Mispagel – 3rd Place
Celeste Shurny – 6th Place
Hailey Mata – 1st Place
Hailey Di Fronzo – 2nd Place
Katie Fisher – 3rd Place
Sophia Bruny – 4th Place
Derrick Gordon – 1st. Place
Ethan Kilpatrick – 5th Place
Maggie Hungate and Catherine Mispagel – 1st Place
Martin Boskovich and Adam Amerio – 3rd Place
Evan Barber and Cole Shepard – 4th Place
Max Carrillo-Siemer and Luca Pichardo – 5th Place
Eden Donaldson and Abigail Hardy – 6th Place