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.

HS Speech & Debate at Southwest Institute Tournament

Congratulations to the North Pointe Speech & Debate team for their success at the Southwest Speech & Debate Institute Tournament March 2-3, 2018. Kaitlyn Kief and Julian Alejandre led the Falcon Speakers by making the final rounds of their events. Julian placed 3rd in Humorous Interpretation and was a semi-finalist in Programmed Oral Interpretation. Kaitlyn placed 4th in  Dramatic Interpretation and finished the regular season of tournaments, the most decorated Speech team member of the year! Congratulations to Natalie Quintero and Alex Goehring for being Semi-finalists in Programmed Oral Interpretation. The next stop for the Speech and Debate team: Flagstaff for the AZ State Tournament Finals!

HS 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.

HS 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.

HS Speech & Debate at the Winter Trophy Championships – Kief places first

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 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.