The Delta High School speech team was one of nine schools from the Western Slope competing at the annual Warrior Speech and Debate Tournament held at Central High School the weekend of Jan. 18-19. For the first time this competition year, finals were held in all events, and a number of DHS students qualified in the final six.
In public speaking events, original oratory standouts Cidney Fisk and Linh Nguyen both made finals, with Linh finishing fourth and Cidney taking second place. Foreign extemporaneous speaking saw both Delta competitors make the final six, with Paige Bowling placing fifth and Ridge Green taking fourth place.
Interpretive events also saw Delta students in finals. In poetry, the Richards twins, Ayasha and Alysha, both made finals with Alysha finishing in fourth place and Ayasha just being nosed out of first to finish in second place. Haley Donathan went to the final round in humor, finishing in third place. While they did not make it into finals, Nathanael Ballard and Adam Malcolm tied for seventh place in humor, and Cruz Arias placed seventh in drama.
In public forum debate, the team of Haley Donathan and Paige Bowling went 2-2, and barely missed going into the final round. Both Javier Romero and Ridge Green had 2-2 records in Lincoln Douglas debate.
The team will take a week off before competing at the Montrose meet the first weekend in February.blog comments powered by Disqus