The DHS speech team began 2014 by competing with eight Western Slope schools in the annual Palisade High School Invitational Speech and Debate Meet on Saturday, Jan. 11. The young Delta squad did very well, taking the third place sweepstakes trophy for overall performance.
The Delta team was led by extremely strong showings in both poetry and original oratory.
In poetry, all three Delta entries placed, with Alysha Richards scoring straight ones for an undisputed first place, Ayasha Richards taking third place, and newcomer Jennifer Lorenzo coming in sixth. In drama, Ashley Gisoldi placed fourth.
Original oratory saw the Delta competitors continue to dominate. Haley Donathan scored straight ones for the second tournament in a row to take first place, with Cidney Fisk right behind her in second.
In debate, the public forum team of Haley Donathan and Hannah Owens went 2-1 to place second. Lincoln Douglas debate saw Cidney Fisk also post a 2-1 record.
The team will compete next at Central High School Jan. 17 and 18.blog comments powered by Disqus