The Delta High School speech team earned a third place sweepstakes trophy at the Fruita Monument Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The trophy was awarded for the total points earned by the team members competing in debate, public speaking and interpretive events.
In Congressional Debate, Ridge Green and Linh Nguyen were both awarded superior speaker honors in their Houses. Javier Romero and Haley Donathan were nominated for speaker honors, and Haley served as presiding officer in her chamber.
Javier Romero posted a 2-1 record in Lincoln-Douglas debate for fifth placed in that event.
Original oratory saw Cidney Fisk win first place honors and Linh Nguyen come in fourth.
Delta produced a robust performance in the interpretive events with Ayasha Richards taking first place in poetry and Alysha Richards placing fourth. Drama saw Julie Cassel place fourth and Cruz Arias come in fifth, while Julie and her partner Arla Nelson also placed third in Duo. In humor, Ridge Green took third, while Javier Romero placed fifth and Nathanael Ballard came in sixth.
The team will not compete again until after the holidays, though members will remain hard at work perfecting their pieces and preparing debate cases. The next competition will be at Palisade High School Jan. 11 and 12.blog comments powered by Disqus