HHSS speech, drama and debate win big at competition


This past weekend the Harlingen High School South Speech, Drama and Debate team traveled to Corpus Christi to compete in their second Texas Forensics Association competition at Mary Carroll High School.

HHSS returned with multiple trophies as a result of their stunning performance at the TFA competition.

Individually, Sawyer Warenburg, Paige Robles, Maddie Deal, Rebecca Pockrus, Mathew Almaguer and Lesly Garcia placed second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh in Humorous Interpretation, respectively. In Dramatic Interpretation Warenburg, Christopher Esparza, Robles, Deal and Mathew Cannon placed first, second, third, fourth, and fifth. In Original Oration Jann Soto, Esparza, Collin Flemons and Garcia placed second, fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively. In Super Congressional Debate Soto and Flemons placed first and third.

Kylie Torres received second in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking.

In Duo Interpretation the team of Robles and Almaguer placed third and the team of Esparza and Pockrus placed fifth.  In Duet Interpretation the team of Esparza and Canon placed second, the team of Krista Gutierrez and Shania Hurtado placed seventh and the team of Robles and Almaguer placed seventh.

In Varsity Prose Almaguer, Jeremy Marquez and Pockrus placed first, fourth and seventh, respectively. Students Esparza and Pockrus placed second and fourth in Varsity Poetry. In Varsity Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Soto, Samuel Bynum, Miriam Perez and Jessie Salazar placed first, fourth, sixth and eighth, respectively. In Varsity Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking Flemons and June Martinez placed sixth and seventh.

In Novice Poetry Aransis Haley, Marques and Angela Gonzalez placed second, third and sixth, respectively. In Novice Extemporaneous Speaking Kurt Hoelscher, Ezequiel Herrera, Ernie Villarreal and Erich Kitten placed third, fourth, sixth and eighth, respectively.

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