Speech & Debate at Central HS

Congratulations to Adalila Machic-Huitzil for placing 5th place in Prose Interpretation at the Bobcat Bonanza.  “The tournament hosted 800 students from 5 states and Adalila beat the biggest field she’s faced this year; I’m proud,” said Coach Richards. “Adalila’s hard work this year, has paid off,” she added. Julian Alejandre was a semi- finalist in Humorous Interpretation.

Speech & Debate at Chandler Prep

Congratulations to the North Pointe’s Speech and Debate Team for their performance at Chandler Preparatory Academy Invitational. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief who placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation and 3rd in Poetry Interpretation. Julian Alejandre placed 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation and 4th in Humorous Interpretation. Kenleigh Dooley added a 5th in Humorous Interpretation and Adalila Machic- Huitzil was a semi-finalist in Prose Interpretation. “This was a great way to start the second half of the competition season,”said Coach Richards.

Kief places first at Arcadia

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief for her Championship in Poetry Interpretation. Kaitlyn led North Pointe’s Speech and Debate team at the Winter Trophy Championships held at Arcadia HS. Kaitlyn was presented with her championship trophy, the coveted event poster and a college scholarship for her fourth event championship of the season. Kaitlyn also placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation and 5th in Congressional Debate. Kenleigh Dooley was in tears when the poster drop revealed her name as a finalist in Humorous Interpretation. “ Kenleigh’s reaction was priceless; it’s moments like these that remind coaches why they do what they do,” said Coach, LeAnn Richards. Julian Alejandre placed 3rd in Programmed Oral Interpretation and was a semi-finalist in Humorous Interpretation. Adalila Machic- Huitzil was a semi- finalist in Original Oratory and Freshman, Ty-Reek Gilliam was a semi-finalist in Humorous Interpretation.

Speech and Debate at Mesquite HS

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief for her Event Championships in Poetry Interpretation and Radio Broadcasting at Mesquite High School. Kaitlyn received all first place ranks in prelims and was leading the field going into the final round. She was able to edge out her competition and bring home her first double event championship so far this season. Adalila Machic-Huitzil was a finalist in both her events, Original Oratory and Prose Interpretation, while Julian Alejandre was a semi-finalist in Humorous Interpretation. “ I am happy with the results and can’t wait to see how we do next at Winter Trophy at Arcadia HS in two weeks,” said Coach Richards.

Speech and Debate at Mountain View HS

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Kief for placing 3rd in Poetry Interpretation at The Toro Country Classic at Mountain View High School. Kaitlyn was leading the field of 50 and was inched out of 1st in the finals. Kaitlyn also went to semifinals in her debut event Programed Oral Interpretation.  “I am extremely proud of entire effort of the team at this very competitive tournament; everyone got some great scores and feedback that will surely help them improve on their performances for our competition next week,” said Coach Richards.

Speech and Debate at McClintock HS

Congratulations to North Pointe’s Kaitlyn Kief for winning an event championship in Poetry Interpretation at McClintock HS. Team members, Adalila Machic Huitzil and Julian Alejandre added more awards to the team’s total. Adalila won 3rd Place in Prose Interpretation, Julian placed 5th in Humorous Interpretation and the pair teamed up to win 4th Place in Duo Improv. Freshman, Taylor Munck and Junior, Natalie Quintero were semi-finalists in Dramatic Interpretation. “I’m so proud of the award winners and equally as proud of our newest members who improved from last week,” said Coach Richards.

Speech and Debate at Red Mountain HS

Congratulations to North Pointe’s Speech and Debate team member, Natalie Quintero for winning her first event championship at the team’s first competition of the season at Red Mountain High School. Natalie has won awards before but has waited since she was a Freshman to win a championship! Congratulations also go out to senior, Kaitlyn Kief for placing 2nd in Poetry Interpretation and 3rd in Congressional Debate. Julian Alejandre also placed 4th in Congressional Debate.”I’m excited for our students and how they completed in our first competition,” said Coach Richards.