HS Speech & Debate at Red Mountain Tournament

October 17-18, 2014

The Prep’s Speech and Debate team beat out some of the largest schools in Arizona at the Red Mountain Speech and Debate tournament and captured 4th place of 20 schools in the team sweepstakes. Zach Hugo led the team by placing in three events and by earning an event championship in Poetry Interpretation. Troy Tauscher was also a triple winner. “Our returning students did what was expected, and the new members of the team stepped up, and won some awards of their own,” said Coach LeAnn Richards. “Having so many students place this early, makes it exciting to see what the future holds,” she continued. The students will attempt to continue their winning ways as they complete at McClintock next.

Congressional Debate
Zach Hugo:  2nd in House 2
Troy Tauscher: 2nd in House 1
Vincent Jasso: 6th in House 3

Poetry Interpretation:
Event Champion: Zach Hugo

Prose Interpretation:
Troy Tauscher: 4th
Amber Root: Semi-Finalist

Duo Interpretation:
Tommee Gleason-Zach Hugo—2nd
Lelani Viscaina and Victoria Lucero—4th

Expository Speaking:
Holly Bernstein: 2nd

Impromptu Speaking
Vincent Jasso 4th

Humorous Interpretation:
Tommee Gleason: 5th
Daniel Mena: semi-finalist

Original Oratory:
Amy Lavelle: 5th place

Declamation:
Kaitlyn Kief: 4th

Extemporaneous Speaking:
Troy Tauscher: 6th