HHSS Speech, Drama and Debate team awarded sweepstakes at national competition


The Harlingen High School South Speech, Drama and Debate team has yet another award to add to their growing list of achievements.

The team won the Sweepstakes award for their outstanding overall performance in the National Forensic League Gulf Coast National Qualifier hosted at Harlingen High School South on Feb. 23.

The best teams from the Galveston to McAllen area competed in events including debate, dramatic performance, extemporaneous speaking and original oratory.

HHSS had ten students qualified for the National Forensic League National Finals to be held in Birmingham, Alabama on June 8. In order to qualify for the National tournament,  students must have placed first or second in their respective event.


Qualifiers include:

Angel Yanez (12) 1st Dramatic Interpretation

Matthew Almaguer (10) 2nd Dramatic Interpretation

Jann Soto(11) 1st International Extemporaneous Speaking

Luana Chaires(12) 1st Congressional Debate Senate

Paige Robles(11) 1st Humorous Interpretation

Erik Rodriguez(12) 1st Original Oratory

Dante Colmenares (12) 1st United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Collin Flemmons(11) 1st Congressional Debate House

Rebecca Pockrus(10) 1st Duo Interpretation

Chris Esparza (11) 1st Duo Interpretation

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