The DHS speech team traveled to Durango Feb. 24 and 25 for the district tournament, where nearly half of the team qualified to compete in the state tournament.
In interpretive events, three members of the team qualified for state, while several more were named as alternates.
In humor, Taylor King and Haley Donathan both qualified, and Jeremy Dziubasik was named an alternate. In poetry, Ridge Green qualified to compete at state, while Linh Nguyen was named an alternate. Drama saw Amadi Houston named as an alternate, while in duo Ayasha and Alysha Richards were named alternates.
Public speaking events saw both Delta extemporaneous speakers qualify for state — Nick Dziubasik in national extemp and Paige Bowling in foreign extemp. Rachel Tallent was named an alternate in original oratory.
Debate competition saw the public forum team of Sawyer Keeline and Valerie Velasco qualify to go to state with a 3-1 record.
Those who qualified will head to Fort Collins for the state tournament to be held on March 16 and 17. Then the entire squad will be off to Central High School in Grand Junction to compete in the national qualifying meet March 23 and 24.blog comments powered by Disqus