Speech, Drama, and Debate teams victorious in TFA tournament


The Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South’s Speech, Drama and Debate teams competed at PSJA Southwest High School’s Texas Forensics Association tournament on October 10. HHS made its mark with two TFA State Qualifiers and HHSS brought home 1st place sweepstakes along with team member Matthew Canon earning the contest’s Top Speaker Award.

Please see a complete list of last week’s results below:

Congressional Debate:
1st place Grant Burbach

Dramatic Interpretation:
2nd place Julia Bender
4th place Aransas Haley

Duet Acting:
1stplace Matthew Canon and John Duncan
3rdplace Valerie Luevanos and Julia Bender
4thplace Angela Gonzalez and Savannah Smith
5thplace Nate Carney and Isabella Connell

Duet Improv:
4th place James Gracia and John Duncan
5th place Matthew Canon and Angela Gonzalez

Duo Interpretation:
1st place Matthew Canon and James Gracia
4th place Jessica Durant and John Duncan
6th place Isabella Connell and Nate Carney
8th place Angela Gonzalez and Justin Luckey

Foreign Extemp:
1st place Mark Peinado

Humorous Interpretation:
2nd place Matthew Canon
3rd place Aransas Haley
6th place Jessica Durant
8th place Nate Carney

1st place John Duncan
2ndplace Matthew Canon
4thplace Cris Smith
5thplace Julia Bender 

Novice Poetry:
1st place John Duncan
3rd place Julia Bender
8thplace Jaime Gomez 

Novice Extemp:
3rd Alex Hinojosa
4th Ty Kurkyndall
8th place Isabella Connell

Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate:
1st place Bianca Lopez
2nd place Mychal Rangel 

Novice Prose:
3rd place Julia Bender
5th place Jasmine Partida
6th place Isabella Connell
7th place Christian Ingram

Original Oratory:
4th place Matthew Canon
6th place Chris Smith

8thplace Matthew Canon

2nd place Valerie Luevanos
5thplace Matthew Canon

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