On April 3-5, Harlingen High School South competed in the National Speech and Debate Association Gulf Coast Qualifier in Victoria, Tx.
Eight of the HHSS competitors qualified for a chance to compete in the National Speech and Debate Association National Finals in Kansas City, KS on June 14-21.
Jann Soto qualified in International Extemporaneous Speaking. Collin Flemmons qualified in Congressional Debate House. As partners, Chris Esparza and Paige Robles qualified in Duo Interpretation. Matthew Almaguer qualified in Dramatic Interpretation. Sarah Cano qualified in Original Oratory. In Humorous Interpretation, Sawyer Warrenburg and Rebecca Pockrus qualified in this event.
In addition to their eight qualifiers, HHSS also brought home the Gulf Coast first place Sweepstakes award.
In order to qualify, competitors must place first or second in their respective events.