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DHS, PHS qualify for state speech

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Photo submitted Pictured are state qualifiers Mairany Jaracuaro, Caleb Frazier, Lucy Streich and Corban Burns. Not pictured: Chris Hufman, DHS, and Jordan Denison, PHS.

Eleven schools participated in a regional speech and debate tournament hosted by Delta High School coach Danielle Lopez and Central High School coach Britny Walker at Central High School. Participating schools included Ouray High School, Summit High School and several in between.

Delta High School qualified five students to the state competition which will be held in Fort Collins in mid-March. Chris Hufman qualified in first place in international extemporaneous speaking, Mairany Jaracuaro placed second in informative, Caleb Frazier and Lucy Streich tied as regional champions in informative speaking, and Corban Burns won the fourth qualifier in humor. Paonia High School, coached by Bret Hamilton of Delta Middle School, also boasts a regional champion, Jordan Denison in the humorous interpretation event. Good luck to all of these regional stand-outs.

Delta High School would like to invite your participation in the annual speech and debate fundraiser, Desserts and Diversions. This performance-based event highlights unlimited desserts and unlimited entertainment. The performances are family friendly and door prizes are awarded if you are present (or not). This year's event will be held Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Contact Danielle Lopez at Delta High School if you need more information.

The DHS speech and debate team expresses its gratitude for the support from the community. This program thrives on volunteerism. Please consider volunteering as a speech and debate tournament judge or anything else you could contribute to the team. Training is provided, as well as great food. Speech and debate matter! For more information on upcoming events, please email your inquiries to daniellelopez @deltaschools.com.

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