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

Speech and Debate at Red Mountain HS

Congratulations to the Prep’s Speech and Debate Team  for fantastic results at the season opening tournament. Special congratulations to Event Champions: Vincent Jasso –extemporaneous speaking, Kaitlyn Kief– poetry interpretation and first time event champion, Alex Goehring–Programmed Oral Interpretation. 14 team members combined for 18 awards.

Extemporaneous Speaking
Event Champion– Vincent Jasso
Poetry Interpretation
Event Champion– Kaitlyn Kief
Programmed Oral Interpretation
Event Champion–Alex Goehring
Humorous Interpretation
Julian Alejandre 2nd place
Michael Palermo 4th place
Dramatic Interpretation
Daniel Mena 2nd place
Daniel Winstanley 3rd place
Duo Interpretation
Julian Alejandre- Ellen Lerma 4th place
Impromptu– underclass
Adalila Machic-Huitzil 5th place
Prose Interpretation
Adalila Machic-Huitzil 4th place
Brady Mayo 6th place
Duet Acting
Zachary Janoda–Emilio Cress 6th place
Impromptu speaking
Vincent Jasso — semi-finalist
Congressional Debate House1
Henry Rosas Ibarra 4th place
Kaitlyn Kief 5th place
Congressional Debate House 2
Vincent Jasso 3rd place
Public Forum Debate
Vincent Jasso- Kaitlyn Kief quarter-finalists