The Junior High Speech team attended their first tournament and showcased their talents among the best Junior High speakers in the state. The members made new friends, discovered new talents, and most importantly learned what it means to be a skilled communicator. Congratulations to Tyson Amos for bringing home a finalist award by placing 5th in Declamation. The team looks forward to growing their skills for next year.
North Pointe’s Indoor Percussion competed this weekend at ASU for the Arizona Championships. They earned 6th place in Scholastic A National with a score of 77.675. The group played well and put their all out there. Brian Mahs was the outstanding performer of the evening. “It’s been fun to lead a great group like this all season and I’m looking forward to next season,” said director Erazmus.
North Pointe’s Indoor Percussion performed this weekend at Power Regional in San Bernardino. North Pointe had a score of 74.05 and finished in 15th place in Scholastic A. North Pointe played and marched a great show. Erik Torres Vazquez was the outstanding performer of the evening. “I’m very proud of our students. They put on a good show and it’s been amazing watching them grow as an ensemble this season,” said Director Erazmus.
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!