The forensics and debate teams had a solid showing against a very strong field at the ShenVaFL tournament last night. In Student Congress, Allison Miller earned a 2nd place medal and Seth Stapel finished 3rd, while Ben Neher and Barrett Gay qualified for the Champions tournament in Lincoln-Douglas debate. A special shout out goes to first-time competitors Savannah Fife, Madison Nelson and Brooks Pollard.
The speech and debate teams had a successful showing at their first tournament of the season. The Knights were paced by medal winners Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller in Policy Debate, Allison Miller in Student Congress, Carson Stevens in Impromptu and Emily Villacrusis in Humorous Interpretation. Also qualifying for the Championship tournament was Abby Villacrusis. A special shout out to the following first-time competitors: Erin Batten (who just missed qualifying in Storytelling); Kyle Evick; Neha Jamarkattel; Alexander Logan; Ethan Long; Ashley Phonvieng; and Chesney Whitmore. Congratulations to everyone who competed.
Tonight is the first ShenVaFL of the year! Over 280 students, 22 schools, and 2 states are going to be here at TA. Good luck to all those competing!
Congratulations to the speech and debate teams which had a terrific showing at last night’s ShenVaFL tournament here at TA. Medal winners included:
Honor mentions went to:
Also qualifying for the Champions tournament were Ben Neher in Lincoln-Douglas debate and Allison Miller and Seth Stapel in Student Congress.
A special shout out to first-time competitors Michael De La Cruz and Brady Becker. This was the largest tournament in ShenVaFL history with over 330 students from 21 different high schools.
The forensics and debate teams had a great start to the season at the Shenandoah Valley Forensics League Tor Johnson tournament last night. Medalists included the following students:
Also qualifying for the Champions tournament were:
Also, a shout out to all the first-time competitors: Wyatt Cook; Seth Dye; Noah Estes; Isaac McCall; Allison Miller; Ian Phillips; Blaire Sharman; Sam Maggiolo; and Aaron Young.
A reminder for anyone going to the ShenVaFL tournament on Thursday, the bus will leave at 3:45. Don’t be late.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Bullock and Taylor Metzler who are the 2016 3A Forensics State Champions in Serious Duo Interpretation. Elizabeth and Taylor won the title on Saturday (04/02/16) at the VHSL state tournament, earning a first place ranking from the judges in each of their three rounds. Thanks to their efforts, TA tied for fifth place out of 18 teams.
The Forensics team had a strong showing at the 3A West Region Tournament on Saturday 2/27/19). Congratulations to Elizabeth Bullock and Taylor Metzler who advanced to the State tournament, winning 3rd place in Serious Duo Interpretation. Qualifying as alternates to the State Tournament were Leland Stevens in Extemporaneous Speaking and Gino Stickley in Impromptu. And a special shout-out to the two freshmen, Emily Howe and Emily Villacrusis, both of whom just missed qualifying for States in one of the deepest regional tournaments in years. Great job by everyone!
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