Over the weekend, the Speech team traveled to Long Island to attend the NY/NJ State Championship, sweeping awards in almost every category, including 2nd in Overall Sweepstakes and 3rd in Individual Events!
In the Persuasive category, Shraddha Harshvardhan performed so well that she was selected as one of 2 representatives for the Interstate Oratorical Association Contest!
In IPDA debate, Leonardo Grageda reached the semifinals, ultimately coming in 3rd place! He also received the 3rd speaker award, and 3rd sweepstakes award.
In Extemporaneous Speaking, Jay Sirot placed 2nd, Corey Shapiro placed 3rd, Grace Taylor placed 5th and Julia Montejo placed 7th.
All four also participated in Impromptu Speaking, with Corey coming in 2nd, Julia 3rd, Grace 4th and Jay 5th. Corey, Julia and Grace also earned a qualification for the American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament.
Last but definitely not least, in the Informative category, Stephanie Phen placed 3rd and Sam Han placed 4th. Serena Lotreck placed 2nd in After Dinner speaking, also earning a leg for AFA, and Brianna Mims placed 7th for Dramatic Interpretation.
Congratulations to our fantastic Speech team and their amazing performance!