The Delta High School speech team competed against seven other schools from around the Western Slope at the annual Tiger Talker Speech Tournament at Grand Junction High School Nov. 9 - 10. Members of the team were awarded prizes in every category of speech and debate.
In public speaking events, Paige Bowling took first place in extemporaneous speaking, while in original oratory, Cidney Fisk placed second and Linh Nguyen placed fifth.
Delta debaters also did well. In Lincoln Douglas debate Ridge Green compiled an undefeated 3-0 record for first place, while Linh Nguyen went 2-1. The public forum team of Paige Bowling and Haley Donathan also earned a 2-1 record for fifth place.
Interpretation contests found the duo team of Ayasha and Alysha Richards taking second in the event, while Adam Malcolm and Christien Mackey earned sixth place. Ridge Green placed fourth in humor, Cruz Arias took fourth in drama, and Alysha Richards came in sixth in poetry.
Delta speakers performed extremely well in Congress competition. Haley Donathan was named outstanding speaker in her House, Ridge Green was voted superior speaker in his chamber, and Paige Bowling served as the presiding officer in her House.
Delta's home meet is the weekend of Nov. 16 - 17. The team is still looking for adult volunteers to help judge the contests. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Coach Jeanette Roberts at 874-4853.blog comments powered by Disqus