- Ben Neher (2nd Extemporaneous Speaking)
- Emily Villacrusis (2nd Humorous Interpretation)
- Ian Phillips (2nd Prose Interpretation)
The TAHS Forensics program finished 3rd at the VHSL State Championships on Saturday. Three Knights brought home medals from the competition:
The Forensics program competed at the Super Regional level on Saturday and qualified 3 Knights for the State Championships. Emily Villacrusis placed 1st in Humorous Interp to lead the team. Ben Neher finished 2nd in Extemporaneous, and Ian Phillips finished 2nd in Prose. Good luck to these students at the next event!
The forensics team had a fine showing at the VHSL Region tournament on Saturday. The Knights were led by medalists Emily Villacrusis, who placed 1st in Humorous Interpretation, Ben Neher, who took 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Ian Phillips, who was 3rd in Prose Interpretation. They advance to the Super Region tournament this weekend. Qualifying as alternates for the Super Region were: Wyatt Smith, 4th in Extemp; Barrett Gay, 5th in Original Oratory; and Savannah Fife and Neha Jamarkattel, 5th in Serious Duo. Additionally, Abby Villacrusis placed 6th in Humorous Interp. Great job by everyone on the team!
The speech and debate teams had a fine day at the ShenVaFL Championships on Saturday, January 17, 2018.
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!
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