The Harlingen High School Speech, Drama, and Debate team shined at the Corpus Christi Moody High School tournament where they claimed a third place sweepstakes trophy and earned two more State Qualifications.
One student in particular, Amethyst Marroquin (10), had a phenomenal tournament as she was named overall winner in the category of Lincoln Douglas Debate. Her title earned her enough points to now compete at the TFA State Tournament. Marroquin also placed third in the Domestic Extemporaneous category, earning her another State Qualification.
Assisting the team on their outstanding performance was Jordan Villarreal who placed second in Duo Interpretation with partner Joseph Echavarria. Echavarria also placed sixth in Humorous Interpretation and eighth in Duet Acting with partner Illiana Silva.
Emily Ornelas received fifth place in Humorous Interpretation and eighth in Poetry. Quarterfinalists in the Lincoln Douglas Debate were Alexia Molina, Myles Rosenbaum, and Kassandra Gonzalez who also placed eighth in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking.