Speech and Debate at Division II State Finals

Congratulations to The Prep’s Speech and Debate Team for the outstanding performances at the Division II State Finals. Special congratulations to junior, Kaitlyn Kief who placed in four events. Kaitlyn placed 2nd in Poetry Interpretation, 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation, 4th in Congressional Debate and 3rd Place in Public Forum Debate with partner,  Vincent Jasso who placed in three events: 3rd in Congressional Debate, 3rd in duo Interpretation, with partner, Daniel Mena, and red Place in Public Forum Debate. Freshman, Julian Alejandre placed second in humorous interpretation and 4th in duo interpretation with his partner, freshman, Ellen Lerma. “This is a fantastic accomplishment for a freshman to place so high at the state finals in such a competitive event; we are all so proud of Julian,” said Coach Richards. “We had a great tournament and each an every team member did their part, as we were competing against schools with many more entries; I am proud of the team and can’t wait to see what the underclassmen can do next year,” Richards added. The team combined to finish fourth in a competitive sweepstakes category. Every team member did their part and contributed to a great state finals!

Humorous Interpretation
Julian Alejandre 2nd Place
Kenleigh Dooley semi-finalist
Michael Palermo semi-finalist

Dramatic Interpretation
Kaitlyn Kief- 3rd
Daniel Winstanley 4th

Poetry Interpretation
Kaitlyn Kief – 2nd
Daniel Mena 5th

Duo Interpretation
Vincent Jasso and Daniel Mena 3rd
Julian Alejandre and Ellen Lerma 5th

Prose Interpretation
James Brady Mayo 4th

Expository Speaking
Amy Lavelle 5th Place

Public Forum Debate:
Vincent Jasso and Kaitlyn Kief 3rd Place

Congressional Debate:
Vincent Jasso 3rd
Kaitlyn Kief 5th