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28685310_1220352618101220_8770839131582366287_nThis past weekend Harlingen High School South competed at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament, which is the second largest academic competition in the nation consisting of nearly 1,500 students from across the state. Once again, Speech/Drama/Debate took home a top ten school award for most state qualifications and had numerous students advance in their respective events.

Additionally, Harlingen High School’s Grant Burbach (12) received 2nd place in Congressional Debate, and Samantha Lopez (12) received the Texas Forensic Association Scholarship.

Results for South SDD are as follows:

Placing in the Final Round (top 6) were:
Chris Smith (12) 2nd place Impromptu Speaking
James Gracia (12) 3rd place Dramatic Interpretation
Isabella Connell (11) and Lauren Ponce (10) 5th place Duet Acting

Reaching the semifinal round were:
James Gracia (12) and John Duncan (11) in Duet Acting
John Duncan (11) in Informative Speaking
RJ Gonzalez (11) in Impromptu Speaking
Joseph Decilos (10) in Prose Reading

Reaching the quarterfinal round were:
Savannah Smith (12) in Humorous Interpretation
James Gracia (12) and Natalie Perez (10) in Duo Interpretation
Lucero Sauceda (11) in Original Oratory

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