Speech & Debate Tournament Results

Laura Nicolescu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

The Titan Speech and Debate Team attended the TFA Tournament held at Creekview High School on Dec. 2. Over 50 schools competed including fierce competitors from Hockaday, Greenhill, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine and several others. Centennial had over 40 students competing with over half of the team being 9th graders in their first tournament this season, and won the overall individual events sweepstakes and took 2nd in overall sweepstakes. 

Senior Gary Frankel won top speaker out of the entire tournament and qualified for the TFA State Tournament in both Congressional Debate and Domestic Extemp. 

We had several students place in semis and the individual results are as follows: 

Novice Congress

2nd- Vaishali Srinivasan- 9th grade

4th- Harini Arivalagan- 9th grade 

7th- Jason Abraham- 9th grade 

Varsity Congress

2nd- Gary Frankel

Domestic Extemp

1st- Gary Frankel

2nd- Hamza Suhail

3rd- Brian Lee


2nd- Gary Frankel

Duo Interp

3rd- Taylor Carmichael and Jon Cobb

Duet Acting

2nd- Lucas Moulden and Daylen Meyer

4th- Taylor Carmichael and Emma Donley


4th- Tayisiya Chernenko

 Humorous Interp

6th – Ahmad Ali

Please congratulate these amazing students! They have worked very hard to represent the team and our school with excellence and class.