A Nationals Finalist!!

Isaac Martinez takes home 6th place in the National Forensic Tournament!

Rising 8th grader, Isaac Martinez, placed 6th in Storytelling at the prestigious National Junior Forensic Tournament in Overland Park, Kansas this month. It is a major achievement for a St. Rita student. Isaac is the first St. Rita student to attend the National tournament and to finish at this level in a national tournament that… Read More…

Elementary Speech Team Winners!

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Cassie Pichardo and Charlie Hardy took home First Place in Duo Interp at the St. Rita Elementary Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday. Their outstanding achievement marks the close of an outstanding year for the St. Rita Speech and Debate Team. One of it’s most successful years, ever. And for the first time, it will… Read More…

Isaac Martinez Wins Again!

Isaac Martinez wins the Prose competition at the Glendale Nationals Warm-Up Tournament.

A BIG Congrats goes out to Isaac Martinez for winning the 2014 Glendale National Warm-up Tournament over this past weekend!!! Two days of rounds — day and night. This tournament draws the best speech/debate competitors in our area along with a couple schools from Northern California. Most of the kids that place at this tournament… Read More…

Congratulations Varsity Speech & Debate Team!

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The Varsity Speech & Debate Team—represented by Isaac Martinez, Allure Shurney, Catherine Bauer, George Gardner, Joseph DeGroot, Lea Lopez and Erin Stutenroth—came away with an outstanding showing at the Southern California Junior Forensic League’s Spring Tournament.  Their hard work resulted in top ten showings across the board and in the largest field of competitors at 75 in Prose Interpretation, Isaac Martinez took… Read More…

Success at SCJFL Speech & Debate Tournament!

Katy Bauer takes 4th Place in Humorous Interp

It was a small team at Saturday’s SCJFL Speech & Debate Tournament held at Glendale Community College. Just 3 members of the varsity squad — Tess Gauthier, Esteban Sanchez and Katy Bauer — facing 200 competitors from 20 schools. Middle and Junior High School teams and Speech & Debate Academies from LA County, Orange County… Read More…