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!
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!
Congratulations to the forensics team which competed at the Conference 29 tournament on Saturday. Six students advanced to regions including: Gino Stickley, second in Impromptu; Emily Villacrusis, third in Humorous Interpretation; and Elizabeth Bullock and Taylor Metzler, third in Serious Duo. Congratulations as well to Michelle De La Cruz, Kat Knighten and Ben Neher, who also competed and helped TA finish third overall.
Congratulations to the Debate and Forensics team that competed in the ShenVaFL Championship tournament on Saturday. TA had a fine showing. Trophy winners included: Zach Dolack, 2nd in Student Congress; Kat Knighten, 2nd in Poetry Interpretation; Ellie Miller and Danielle Cave, 2nd in Policy Debate; Parker Estes and Seth Stapel, 3rd in Policy Debate; and Rachel Moore and Kelly Rohrer, 3rd in Public Forum Debate. Zach Dolack was also voted Outstanding Senator for Student Congress. As a team, TA finished 3rd at the tournament. For the season, TA finished 3rd out of 18 schools who competed in the League.
The debate and forensic teams did a great job at last night’s ShenVaFL tournament. This was the largest tournament of the season so far, with 270 students from 18 schools. First place winners were Zach Dolack in Student Congress and Parker Estes and Seth Stapel in Policy Debate. Second place medals went to Danielle Cave and Ellie Miller in Policy Debate. Third place medals went Kaelyn Spickler in Student Congress and Ben Neher in Extemporaneous Speaking. Also placing were the following: Emily Villacrusis, fifth in Humorous Interpretation; Emily Howe, sixth in Dramatic Interpretation, Gabriela Leija, sixth in Student congress; and Kelly Rohrer and Rachel Moore, sixth in Public Forum. A special shout out to Patrick Martin who competed for the first time in Student Congress and qualified for the Champions Tournament. Great job by everyone!
Congratulations to the four members of the Forensics team who completed at the Conference 29 tournament last night. Leland Stevens was the conference champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, Maressa Cortes finished second in Poetry Interpretation, and Rachel Slagell, in her first-ever competition, finished second in Impromptu Speaking. All three of them will be competing at the Regional tournament this coming Saturday. Laura Pearson was third in Impromptu and qualified as an alternate for Regionals. Great job everyone!
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