Monday, March 21, 2016

SBISD Qualifies 23 Students for State Speech and Debate Meet

Spring Woods High School debate team
Nineteen students from Memorial and Spring Woods high schools competed at the Texas Forensic Association Tournament in Pflugerville on March 10. The two campuses have qualified 13 Spring Woods and six Memorial students in 23 state qualifying categories.

In separate news, Spring Woods High’s Christine Vo recently placed second at the UIL State 5A Division Congressional Debate competition.

Memorial High’s state qualifiers include:
  • Monica Day and Lydian Green – Policy Debate
  • Conor McKinley and Kevin Sheng – Policy Debate
  • Parker Kelly – Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Russell Williams – Congressional Debate
Spring Woods High’s state qualifiers include:
  • Alejandra Aguilar and Enrique Urdiales – Duo Interpretation
  • Julia Allison and Samir Hussein – Duo Interpretation
  • Travis Boyd – Domestic and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Student Congress and Dramatic Interpretation
  • Carlos Diaz – Dramatic Interpretation
  • Carlos Diaz and Angel Ramirez – Duet Acting and Duo Interpretation
  • Katie Koslan – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Student Congress and Original Oratory
  • Kris McDermott – Dramatic Interpretation
  • Jeremiah Menslage – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and Student Congress
  • Angel Ramirez – Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory
  • Enrique Urdiales – Humorous Interpretation
  • Christine Vo – Domestic and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory and Student Congress (2)
In separate but related news, Spring Woods High reports the following updates and results in recent competitions:
  • At the 5A State Meet, Spring Woods High was the only district high school to qualify a student in UIL’s Congress competition.
  • Spring Woods High student debater Christine Vo was invited to compete in the Capitol City Round Robin Debate Tournament. Just 16 state debaters are picked for this event.
  • At Lamar High School’s Speech and Debate Tournament, Spring Woods High’s student team finished 4th out of 34 schools, had one student tourney champion, and 15 students compete in finals.
  • Lamar High tournament results include: Original Oratory, Christine Vo, 1st place, Angel Ramirez, 2nd place, Katie Koslan, 4th place; Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Katie Koslan, 3rd place, Christine Vo, 4th place; Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Charlie Zong, 5th place; Congressional Debate, Charlie Zong, 9th place, Katie Koslan, 10th place; Humorous Interpretation, Samir Hussein, 5th place; Dramatic Interpretation, Enrique Urdiales, 2nd place, Kris McDermott, 4th place; Duo Interpretation, Carlos Diaz/Angel Ramirez, 2nd place, Kris McDermott/Jason Hinestroza, 3rd place
Spring Woods High Speech and Debate is led by Victoria Beard. Memorial High’s program is directed by Cecil Trent.


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