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, 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 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

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

HS Speech and Debate at Central HS

Congratulations to The Prep Speech and Debate team for their performances at The Bobcat Bonanza at Central High School. Kaitlyn Kief was Event Champion in Congressional Debate, placed 3rd in Poetry Interpretation and debated her way to Octo-Finals in Public Forum Debate with the help of her Debate partner, Vincent Jasso. Vincent placed second in Congressional Debate, sixth in Extemporaneous  Speaking and made it to quarter-finals in Duo Interpretation with partner, Daniel Mena. Freshman, Julian Alejandre finished 6th in Humorous Interpretation. 

Congressional Debate: House 2 
Event Champion: Kaitlyn Kief 
Congressional Debate: House 3
2nd Place: Vincent Jasso
Poetry Interpretation: 
3rd Place: Kaitlyn Kief
Semi-finalist: Daniel Mena
Extemporaneous Speaking: 
5th Place: Vincent Jasso
Humorous Interpretation: 
6th Place: Julian Alejandre
Duo Interpretation:
semi-finalist: Ellen Lerma and Julian Alejandre
Quarter-Finalists: Daniel Mena and Vincent Jasso
Programmed Oral Interpretation:
Semi-finalist: James Brady Mayo
Impromptu Speaking: 
Semi-finalist: Adalila Machic-Huitzil
Prose Interpretation: 
Michael Palermo

HS Speech and Debate at Chandler Prep

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team for their awards won at The Prep Schools Invitational. Special congratulations to event champions in duo Interpretation, freshmen Julian Alejandra and Ellen Lerma and event champion in poetry Interpretation, Kaitlyn Kief. Kaitlyn and her Debate partner, Vincent Jasso earned 2nd place in Public Forum Debate making this The Prep’s best Debate finish this year. Vincent  added a third place finish in extemporaneous speaking and Julian earned a 5th place in Humorous Interpretation to round out the list of double award winners. 
Duo Interpretation:  
Event Champions: Ellen Lerma and Julian Alejandra

Poetry Interpretation: 
Event Champion: Kaitlyn Kief 
Daniel Mena 5th Place 

Public Forum Debate:
Kaitlyn Kief and Vincent Jasso 
Brady Mayo and Amy Lavelle: Quater-Finalists 
Extemporaneous Speaking: 
Vincent Jasso: 3rd Place 
Prose Interpretation: 
Adalila Machic- Huitzil 3rd Place 
James Brady Mayo: semi finalists 
Michael Palermo : Semi-Finalists 
Humorous Interpretation: 
Julian Alejandra 5th Place
Michael Palermo: Semi -Finalists 
Original Oratory: 
Kenleigh Dooley: Semi-Finalists 
Expository Speaking: 
Adalila Machic-Huitzil Semi-Finalists