Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief and Natalie Quintero for winning State Championship at the State Speech and Debate Tournament in Flagstaff. Kaitlyn won her title in Poetry Interpretation and Natalie won Dramatic Interpretation. Kaitlyn earned a second state medal by placing 3nd to her teammate in Dramatic. Julian Alejandre was a triple medalist. Julian placed 3rd in Congressional Debate, 3rd in Humorous Interpretation and 3rd in Programmed Oral Interpretation. Adalila Machic-Huitzil placed 3rd in Congressional Debate and 6th in Impromptu Speaking. The team combined to place 4th overall in the team sweepstakes. “ I’m so proud of our students,” said Coach LeAnn Richards. “We were able to place so high with less than the number of the higher placing teams, and that says a great deal about our talent,”she added.
North Pointe’s Indoor Percussion performed this weekend at Mesquite High School. North Pointe had a score of 80.3 and finshed in 4th place in Scholastic A. The group played and marched well and are coming together as a group. Addison McCabe was the outstanding performer of the evening. “This was our best performances this season. Looking forward to the next one.” said Director Erazmus.
North Pointe’s Competition Percussion group performed March 3, 2018, at Desert Ridge High School. North Pointe scored 73.45 in finals and received 5th place. The students performed well. Johnny Nguyen was the outstanding performer of the evening. “We still have a lot of work to do!” – Director Erazmus.
Congratulations to the North Pointe Speech & Debate team for their success at the Southwest Speech & Debate Institute Tournament March 2-3, 2018. Kaitlyn Kief and Julian Alejandre led the Falcon Speakers by making the final rounds of their events. Julian placed 3rd in Humorous Interpretation and was a semi-finalist in Programmed Oral Interpretation. Kaitlyn placed 4th in Dramatic Interpretation and finished the regular season of tournaments, the most decorated Speech team member of the year! Congratulations to Natalie Quintero and Alex Goehring for being Semi-finalists in Programmed Oral Interpretation. The next stop for the Speech and Debate team: Flagstaff for the AZ State Tournament Finals!
North Pointe’s Competition Percussion competed this weekend at Millennium High School. They earned 1st place in Scholastic A with a score of 71.45. The group overall is growing, evolving and getting better every week. John Gundacker was the outstanding performer of the evening. “It’s fun to be leading a great group of hard working kids.” said Director Erazmus.
Congratulations to Adalila Machic-Huitzil for placing 5th place in Prose Interpretation at the Bobcat Bonanza. “The tournament hosted 800 students from 5 states and Adalila beat the biggest field she’s faced this year; I’m proud,” said Coach Richards. “Adalila’s hard work this year, has paid off,” she added. Julian Alejandre was a semi- finalist in Humorous Interpretation.
Congratulations to the North Pointe’s Speech and Debate Team for their performance at Chandler Preparatory Academy Invitational. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief who placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation and 3rd in Poetry Interpretation. Julian Alejandre placed 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation and 4th in Humorous Interpretation. Kenleigh Dooley added a 5th in Humorous Interpretation and Adalila Machic- Huitzil was a semi-finalist in Prose Interpretation. “This was a great way to start the second half of the competition season,”said Coach Richards.