Middle-school speech and debate students advance to national tournament


Middle-school students competed at the first National Speech and Debate Association National Qualifier this past weekend at Vela Middle School. Eighty-five students competed in twelve events over two days.

The first and second place winners of each event qualified for the NSDA Middle School National Tournament to be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 18-23.

Please see full results listed below:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Marcos Gonzales -Vela
Ava De La Pena -Memorial

Cross-Examination Debate
Matthew Heep & Christopher Ringheanu – Vela

Student Congress
Axiel Jimenez Del Castillo – Gutierrez
Valeria Bautista – Vela

Informative Speaking
Aidan Rios – Memorial
Abigail Burton – Vela

Extemporaneous Speaking
Christina Banda – HSHP
Sadie Jensen – Vela

Josh Cruz- Vela
Abigail Burton – Vela

Original Oratory
Nativity Poe – Memorial
Gabriella Rubio – Coakley

Benjamin Trevino – Memorial
Kole Kibler – Vela

Kole Kibler – Vela
Aaron Blount – Vela

Dramatic Interp
Gabriella Rubio – Coakley
Lily Lamon – Vela

Gabriella Rubio – Coakley
Alek Araguz – Coakley

Duo Interp
Kole Kibler & Caleb Davis -Vela
Levi Ince & Aaron Blount -Vela

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