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.

2017-2018 Performance Schedule

Christmas Show
December 13 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm
December 14 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm
December 15 – A Monster Christmas, 1 pm *Students Only
December 15 – A Monster Christmas, 7 pm

Falcon Players
August 7 – 1984 Auditions, 3:30 pm
August 9 – 1984 Callbacks, 3:30 pm
October 25 – 1984 Dinner Theatre, 6 pm (Tickets Required)
October 26 – 1984, 6 pm
October 27 – 1984, 1 pm *Students Only
October 27 – 1984, 6 pm
February 5 – James and the Giant Peach Auditions, 3:30 pm
February 7 – James and the Giant Peach Callbacks, 3:30 pm
April 25 – James and the Giant Peach Dinner Theatre, 6 pm
April 26 – James and the Giant Peach, 6 pm
April 27 – James and the Giant Peach, 1 pm *Students Only
April 27 – James and the Giant Peach, 6 pm

Speech and Debate
September 30 – Congress @ Chandler Prep
Oct 20 & 21 – Lost Dutchman @ Red Mountain
October 27 & 28 – Jim Fountain Classic @ McClintock HS
November 10 & 11 – Toro Country Classic @ Mountain View HS
November 17 & 18 – Water Tower Invitational @ Mesquite HS
December 1 & 2 – Winter Trophy @ Arcadia HS
January 5 & 7 – ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Tournament at ASU
January 12 & 13 – Prep School Classic @ Chandler Prep
January 26 & 27 – Bobcat Bonanza @ Central HS
February 10 – NSDA Congress Qualifier @ Mountain View
March 2 & 3 –  SWSDI Tournament @ TBD
March 9 & 10— AIA State Tournaments (Pending)
March 22 & 24 – NSDA District Qualifier Tournament @ TBD

Marching Band
October 14 at Millennium HS
October 21 at Williams Field
October 28 at Mountain Ridge
November 11 AZ Championships at Perry HS

Competition Percussion
To Be Announced

Competition Color Guard
To Be Announced




JH Arts Performance Schedule
November 2 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 6 pm
November 3 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 1 pm *Students Only
November 3 – The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, 6 pm
February 8 – The Glass Slipper, 6 pm
February 9 – The Glass Slipper, 1 pm *Students Only
February 9 – The Glass Slipper, 6 pm

 

Speech and Debate – National Qualifiers at PCDS

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team members for their placings at the NSDA National Qualifying Tournament. Vincent Jasso earned an alternate spot in International Extemporaneous speaking by finishing 5th and Julian Alejandre earned an alternate spot in Humorous Interpretation by placing 6th. Julian added a semi-finals placing in Duo Interpretation with partner Ellen Lerma, Kaitlyn Kief was a semi-finalist in Dramatic Interpretation and Adalila Machic-Huitzil was a semi-finalist in Informative Speaking.

Vincent Jasso – International Extemporaneous – 5th Place
Julian Alejandre – Humerous Interpretation – 6th Place