South Speech, Drama, and Debate Team sees wins across the board

South Speech Drama Debate – King High School TFA Tournament

On January 16, Harlingen High School South’s Speech Drama Debate team competed at King High School’s Annual TFA tournament. The team came out on top with a 1st place sweepstakes award.

This win comes on the heels of their 5th place win out of 60 schools at the Churchill Classic in San Antonio on January 8.

Winston Churchill Team Photo
South Speech, Drama, and Debate Team – Churchill Classic: Sawyer Warrenburg, 3rd in Prose Interpretation and 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation; Zac Mason and Jessica Durant, 6th in Duo Interpretation; Matthew Canon, 5th in Humorous Interpretation; Enrique Cantu and Valerie Luevanos, 7th in Duet Acting; Matthew Canon and Jessica Durant, 4th in Duet Acting; Nathaniel Carney and Isabella Connelle, 3rd in Duet Acting; Alex Adamson and Miguel Dominguez, 3rd in Novice Cross Examination Debate

The Churchill Classic serves as a National Individual Events Tournament Of Champions qualifier. The following students earned a bid to this prestigious tournament by advancing to semifinals in their respective events: Dramatic Interpretation – Jaime Gomez, Valerie Luevanos, Zac Mason, and Enrique Cantu; Humourous Interpretation – Jessica Durant; Original Oratory – Chris Smith and Lizzie Everrett.

See full results from the King TFA tournament listed below:

Humorous Interpretation
6th place Christian Ingram
4th place Savannah Smith
2nd place James Gracia
1st place John Duncan

Dramatic Interpretation
7th place Jaime Gomez
6th place John Duncan
4th place James Gracia
3rd place Jessica Durant
2nd place Enrique Cantu

Duo Interpretation
8th place Christian Ingram and Savannah Smith
7th place Isabella Connell and Nate Carney
3rd place Matthew Canon and Jessica Durant
2nd place Enrique Cantu and James Gracia

Duet Acting
7th place Angela Gonzalez and Smith
3rd place Matthew Canon and John Duncan
2nd place Jessica Durant and James Gracia

Duo Improv
5th place Enrique Cantu and James Gracia
2nd Matthew Canon and Jessica Durant

8th place Matthew Canon
5th place Jessica Durant
1st place Enrique Cantu

Novice Prose
6th place Isabella Connell
1st place Christian Ingram

8th place Jessica Durant
6th place Enrique Cantu
4th place Matthew Canon

Novice Poetry
5th place John Duncan
1st place Isabella Connell

Original Oratory
6th place Chris Smith

8th place Abby Deleon
2nd place Matthew Canon
1st place Chris Smith

Domestic Extemp
5th place Joshua Delgado
3rd place Chris Smith

Lincoln Douglas Debate
3rd place Lizzy Everett
Semi Finales Mychal Rangel

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