Westridge Speech & Debate Team Wins 4th Overall (and many exciting individual awards!)
Posted 11/07/2019 04:54PM

Only two months into the competition season the Westridge Speech and Debate team has already racked up an impressive number of awards, including 4th place overall team and 22 individual awards at the most recent tournament, the Dia de Los Muertos Invitational on October 26. Three veteran debaters won bids for the Tournament of Champions at the Jack Howe Tournament, the largest SoCal tournament of the year with 185 schools competing from across the nation. The team also welcomed many new members this year, with five novice debaters winning awards at the Bargain Belt Tournament on October 12, and many others winning awards their first time competing in an event!


The Dia de Los Muertos Invitational (October 26)

The team placed 4th overall in the large school division. Unlike most tournaments, all debaters in grades 7th-12th competed against each other at this "open division" tournament.

Shania B. ’21 Extemporaneous 6th

Shania B. ’21 Original Oratory 5th

Claire C. ’24 Oratorical Interpretation semifinals 

Sophie C. ’25 Congressional Debate 6th 

Sophie C. ’22 Impromptu Speaking 5th

Izzy C. ’23 Royal Rumble semis 

Simone K. ’21 Program Oral Interpretation 6th

Simone K. ’21 Royal Rumble 3rd

Morgan H. ’23 Informative Speaking 5th

Morgan H. ’23 Royal Rumble quarters

Celine L. ’24 Impromptu Speaking semifinals

Celine L. ’24 Oratorical Interpretation semifinals

Jessica L. ’24 Oratorical Interpretation semifinals

Ruby M. ’20 Impromptu Speaking semifinals

Lily N. ’20 Impromptu Speaking 2nd

Katherine N. ’23 Impromptu Speaking semifinals

Katherine N. ’23 Humorous Interpretation semifinals

Katherine N. ’23 Royal Rumble quarters

Sophia R. ’20 Dramatic Interpretation 4th

Lyric W. ’23 Congressional Debate 9th

Tanya W. ’24 Oratorical Interpretation 5th

Gladys Y. ’25 Impromptu Speaking semifinals 

 

Bargain Belt Tournament (October 12)

We had a fantastic team showing at this tournament that had 725 entries!

Ariana A. ’23 Novice Congress Debate 5th 

Katie E. ’23 Novice Public Forum Debate 1st 

Izzy C. ’23 Novice Impromptu 5th

Layla H. ’23 Novice Public Forum Debate 1st

Layla H. ’23 Novice PF Speaker 5th

Lyric W. ’23 Novice Congressional Debate 1st

 

Jack Howe Tournament (September 21-22)

The Jack Howe Tournament is the largest SoCal tournament during the year, with 185 schools competing from across the nation. 

Hattie B. ’20 and Ruby M. ’20 were Co-Champions for Public Forum Debate, receiving a gold Tournament of Champions (TOC) bid. 

Hattie B. ’20 received 4th place Public Forum Debate Speaker

Clara C. ’23 placed 11th place in Novice Congressional Debate

Ruby M. ’20 broke to semifinals of Varsity Extemporaneous, receiving a bid to the TOC. 

Ruby M. ’20 received 3rd place Public Forum Debate Speaker

Grace N. ’23 broke to the semifinals of Varsity Impromptu

Hana O. ’21 and Cara W. ’21 broke to Octo Finals for Public Forum Debate, receiving a silver TOC bid. 

Katelyn S. ’22 placed 4th place in Novice Impromptu

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