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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hastings results

Hastings - Feb. 1, 2014
1st Place Sweepstakes

Public Forum Debate
Rukmini Kalamangalam & Mina Nam – 1st
Olivia Faust & Sarika Kotha – 2nd
Ruth Ling & Emily Zhou – Semifinalists
Sarah Lai & Michelle Rodriguez – Quarterfinalists
Lucy Ding & Lucy Wu – Octofinalists
Ioana Nechiti & Amalia Nichols – Octofinalists

Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Rhiannon Morris – Semifinalist

Congressional Debate
Tommy Hayes – 1st
Andres Schnelle – 2nd
Noah Scantlebury – Finalist
Beckett Gonzales – Finalist
Devon Watson – Finalist

Impromptu Speaking
Zuhayr Ali – 1st
Nikki Goldin – 2nd
Noah Scantlebury – 3rd
Mina Nam – Finalist
Adele Lauzon – Finalist

Poetry
Alisa Lu – 2nd
Kaityln Kelly – 3rd
Sara Wells – Finalist
Lucy Ding – Finalist

Humorous
Alisa Lu – 2nd
Will Derden – 3rd

Original Oratory
Mina Nam – 3rd
Jeong Hyun Han – Finalist
Rukmini Kalamangalam – Finalist
Lekha Sunder – Finalist

Prose
Nikki Goldin – 1st
Sara Wells – Finalist
Samantha Su – Finalist

 Extemp
Zuhayr Ali – 2nd
Beckett Gonzales – 3rd
Lekha Sunder – Finalist
Robert Brown – Finalist
Tommy Hayes – Finalist

Dramatic
Ally Sun – Finalist
Samantha Su – Finalist

Duet Acting
Will Derden & Mogi Taylor – 1st
Viviana Collymore & Sara Wells – 2nd
Sophie Dunn & Audrey Foster – 3rd
Ally Sun & Samantha Su – Finalists
Nikki Goldin & Gabby Keene – Finalists

Duet Pantomime
Nicholas Abraham & Nathan Dunbar – 1st

Readers Theatre
Cardenas, Meehan, Lauzon & Foster – 1st

Vocal Solo
Mariana Rodriguez – 2nd

Solo Pantomime
Nathan Dunbar – 2nd

Duet Improv
Adele Lauzon & Rhiannon Morris – 2nd
Kaitlyn Kelly & Larry Zhang – Finalists

Dance
Lanier, Goldin, Wells & Collymore – 3rd

TV Commercial

Athene DelVecchio – 3rd

Olle Results

Olle Feb. 21/22

Extemporaneous Speaking
Lyle Derden – 1st
Lekha Sunder – 2nd
Robert Brown – 3rd
Joseph Donowho – 4th
Andres Schnelle – 5th

Dramatic
Natalie Festa – 3rd
Samantha Su – 4th
Ruth Ling – 6th

Junior Storytelling
Kirin Singal – 3rd
Lucy Wu – 5th

Senior Storytelling
Athene DelVecchio – 1st
Alisa Lu – 2nd
Sophie Cardenas – 4th
Thalia Rigney – 5th
Hanna MacNamee – 6th

Declamation
Lekha Sunder – 1st
Athene DelVecchio – 3rd
Ioana Nechiti – 5th
Robert Brown – 6th

Duet Improv
Adele Lauzon & Rhiannon Morris – 1st
Sophie Dunn & Hanna MacNamee – 2nd
Nicholas Abraham & Nathan Dunbar – 5th

Oratory
Nikki Goldin – 3rd
Lyle Derden – 5th
Sophie Cardenas – 6th

Humorous
Athene DelVecchio – 5th

Junior Poetry
Ashley Wu – 5th
Luz Balderas – 6th



Senior Poetry
Nikki Goldin – 2nd
Alisa Lu – 3rd

Impromptu Speaking
Lekha Sunder – 1st
Noah Scantlebury – 4th
Jeong Hyun Han – 5th
Liliana Herrera – 6th

Duet Acting
Will Derden & Mogi Taylor – 1st
Vivi Collymore & Sophie Dunn – 2nd
Nikki Goldin & Gabrielle Keene – 3rd
Sara Frank & Hanna MacNamee – 4th

Junior Prose
Lucy Wu – 6th

Senior Prose
Athene DelVecchio – 1st
Maggie Hill – 3rd

Readers Theatre
Lauzon/Morris/Cardenas/Frank – 6th

Lincoln-Douglas
Robert Brown – Semifinalist
Pooja Vettical – Octofinalst
Rhiannon Morris – Octofinalist

Public Forum
Lyle Derden & Lekha Sunder – 1st
Joseph Donowho & Joseph Dowdall – Semis
Lucy Ding & Lucy Wu – Quarterfinalists

Special Awards
Robert Brown  - LD Top Speaker
Lekha Sunder – Top Individual Performer

Sophie Dunn – Heart and Soul Award

2014 March/April LD Topic

2014 March/April Topic
Resolved: Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust.

March PF Topic

Resolved: Single-gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in public schools.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tournament Schedule

Jan. 18 - Westfield HS (@ Bammel Middle School)
Jan. 24/25 - Lamar HS (high school tournament)
Feb. 1 - Hastings HS
Feb. 21/22 - Olle MS
Apr. 12 - Conroe HS (tentative)

February PF Debate Topic

Resolved: The Supreme Court rightly decided that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act violated the Constitution.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jan./Feb. Debate Topics

Lincoln-Douglas January/February Topic
Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict

Public Forum January Topic
Resolved: Development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa