The DHS speech team had their most successful competition of the year at the Warrior Invitational Speech Meet held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at Central High School. Delta won the second place overall sweepstakes trophy in competition with 10 schools from all over the Western Slope, from Craig to Durango.
In debate, Delta placed several team members in the final rounds. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, both Valerie Velasco and Linh Nguyen made it into finals, and both won their final matches. Velasco won her final bout with a 3-0 decision to compile a 4-1 record and a third place finish. Nguyen took a 2-1 decision in her final match to also finish 4-1 for fourth place.
In public forum debate, both Delta teams made it to the final rounds. The team of Paige Bowling and Jeremy Dziubasik won their final match with a 2-1 decision for an overall 4-1 record and third place. Bowling also received a silver medal for amassing the second highest number of speaker points of any competitor in the event. The public forum team of Sawyer Keeline and Rachel Tallent finished with a 3-2 record for sixth place.
Interpretive events saw Delta turning in some outstanding performances. In poetry, both Sawyer Keeline and Ridge Green qualified for the final round, with Keeling taking first place and Green placing sixth. Humor finals saw both Taylor King and Haley Donathan qualify to compete, with Taylor finishing third and Haley coming in sixth. Jeremy Dziubasik finished seventh in this event. Finally, in Drama, Amadi Houston qualified for finals, finishing in sixth place.
In public speaking, Paige Bowling qualified for finals in foreign extemporaneous speaking and finished fifth in that event.
The team will have next weekend to rest prior to hosting the national qualifying meet for Congress in Delta Feb. 3 and 4. Scorers are needed for this event. If you can help, please contact Coach Jeanette Roberts at 874-4853 or at jroberts @deltaschools.com.blog comments powered by Disqus