Competition Speech & Debate at the AIA State Speech & Debate Tournament

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.