Delta High School's speech and debate team recently competed in the national qualification tournaments. The Congress tournament was hosted at Central High School Feb. 9-10, and the main event tournament was hosted by Grand Junction High School March 2-3.
Eleven schools participated in a regional speech and debate tournament hosted by Delta High School coach Danielle Lopez and Central High School coach Britny Walker at Central High School. Participating schools included Ouray High School, Summit High School and several in between.
Since November, the Delta High School speech team has competed all over Colorado, and has brought home dozens of trophies in various events. Now, at last, you will have the opportunity to actually see what has impressed judges about these wonderfully talented young men and women!
Delta High School has three national qualifiers in speech and debate. The national competition will be held in Birmingham, Ala., this summer.
Delta High School just completed an outstanding speech and debate season. Four competitors traveled to Denver in March to compete in the CHSAA state competition.
Palisade finished first and Grand Junction Central took second in the the All-Congress speech and debate meet held Jan. 28 at Paonia High School.
Speaker results included:
The speech and debate All-Congress meet was held Saturday at Paonia High School. Just as the 115th U.S. Congress is doing, about 35 students from North Fork, Grand Junction and Montrose area high schools wrote, introduced and debated bills on two House floors throughout the daylong event.
A new season has begun for the Paonia-Hotchkiss speech and debate team. The team has competed in two meets so far, and it has already met with some success.
The annual Speech and Debate Speech Congress was held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Paonia High School. Eight Western Slope schools and more than 45 students participated in the Congressional and Senate house debates.
At the Montrose Speech Tournament Feb. 5 and 6, the Delta High School speech team did an exceptional job. In congressional debate, Hannah Owens received first place.
The combined Paonia/Hotchkiss speech and debate team is honored to host the regional national qualifying Congress this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, at Paonia High School.
Judges for the three sessions are needed.
At Delta's home speech and debate tournament, Delta High School showed the Western Slope who was boss! Anthony Streich received first place in extemporaneous speaking. Cidney Fisk placed second, Hannah Owens placed fifth, and Allison Castrejon placed sixth in original oratory.
At the Central High speech and debate tournament on Dec. 12, Delta performed exceptionally well. In Lincoln Douglas debate Cidney Fisk came in first with Hannah Owens coming in fifth.
The Delta High School speech team did remarkably well at the Eagle Valley Tournament on Nov. 14. Senior Cidney Fisk and junior Lydia Stalcup placed fourth in humor duet.
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