The Delta High School speech team competed with eight other Western Slope schools at the annual Montrose Rendezvous Speech & Debate Tournament held Feb. 1 and 2 at Montrose High School. It was a highly successful meet for the DHS team, as they captured the second place overall team sweepstakes trophy.
In Congress, Paige Bowling was voted outstanding speaker in her house, while Cidney Fisk received superior speaker honors in her chamber.
Debate competition saw the public forum team of Paige Bowling and Ridge Green capture second place with a 2-1 record. In Lincoln Douglas debate, Javier Romero also compiled a 2-1 record, but did not place due to strength of opposition calculations.
Original oratory honors were won by Cidney Fisk, who placed first in the event, and Linh Nguyen, who took fifth place.
Interpretive events found Delta showing exceptionally strong performances at this meet. In poetry, the Richards twins swept the first two places with Alysha taking first and her sister Ayasha finishing closely behind her in second place. The duo team of Adam Malcolm and Christien Mackey placed second in their event, and Adam also placed fifth in humorous interpretation. Also placing in humor was Nathanael Ballard, who took seventh place. Cruz Arias placed sixth in dramatic interpretation.
Next up for the team is the national qualifying meet for Congress, which will be held in Ouray Feb. 8 and 9.blog comments powered by Disqus