Speech and Debate Receives National Recognition


Laura Nicolescu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Last Friday and Saturday, the Speech, Debate and Interp team attended the prestigious national Hockaday tournament, in which over 100 teams competed from across the country. The team came back with some amazing results: 

Congress Finals: Gary Frankel placed 7th overall

Congress Semi Finalists: Jeff Bao and Peter Chung

Dramatic Interp Semi Finalist: Lucas Moulden

Humorous Interp Semi Finalist: Daylen Meyer

Prose Interp Semi Finalist: Sayna Maini

Informative Semi Finalist: Bridgette Thogo

Domestic Extemp Semi Finalists: Gary Frankel and Brian Lee

Public Forum Debate: Rajas Kothari and Naman Mathur won two rounds

In addition, The National Speech and Debate Association informed the team that they have earned significant recognition on the national level.  Because the Centennial chapter achieved a total of 100 or more degrees last year from competition, they have been ranked among the top 21 percent of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association’s prestigious 100 club, an amazing feat for these students.

Please take time to congratulate these students and thank you for your encouragement and support of the team!