March 28, 2015
The Speech and Debate team finished the year strong with senior, Troy Tauscher winning the Arizona District Championship in U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking and will represent the North Pointe Speech and Debate team in Dallas at the National Speech and Debate Championships in June. Troy also added a 4th place in Congressional Debate. Seniors, Tommee Gleason and Zachary Hugo finished with a 5th place in Duo Interpretation and are alternates the National Finals. Tommee Gleason is an alternate in Humorous Interpretation with his 5th place in Humorous Interpretation. Holly Bernstein added a 6th place in Congressional Debate. The team placed 5th in Congressional Debate and Speech Events Sweepstakes. Zachary Hugo was recognized with a special District Award for being the Chapter Leader for North Pointe, he accumulated over 800 NSDA Points from competition in 2014-2015 competitive year. This is the most earned in the history of the NP Speech and Debate Team.
“The team put in the effort that was required to win, they were competing against the entire state of Arizona, and I am proud of what each and everyone was able to accomplish,” said Coach LeAnn Richards.