Westridge Speech & Debate Team Takes Top Awards During Spring Competition Season
Posted 02/14/2020 01:00PM

Our Speech & Debate team is still going strong this year! In the past month, they have attended a range of national and local tournaments (from a 125-school competition at Arizona State University, to the Middle School tournament at La Salle) to face fierce competition and emerged with amazing results.

This is an incredible feat for a team whose program started practically from scratch only four years ago when a purposeful effort was made to grow this powerful program. Since then, the team has more than tripled in size and consistently takes home top awards at their competitions.

Check out the latest results from this season! 

Arizona State University HDSHC Invitational 

Westridge team competed alongside 125 schools and 1450 competitors at this national competition (with some events getting 75-200 entries).

  • Evelyn C. '21 - Poetry Interpretation 6th
  • Hana O. '21 - Varsity Public Forum Debate quarter finals (top 8)
  • Cara W. '21 - Varsity Public Forum Debate quarter finals (top 8)
  • Layla H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 1st 
  • Katie E. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 1st
  • Morgan H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate quarter finals (top 8)
  • Kat N. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate quarter finals (top 8)
  • Celine L. '24 - Novice Public Forum Debate octo finals (top 16)
  • Tanya W. '24 - Novice Public Forum Debate octo finals (top 16)
  • Clara C. '23 - Humorous Interpretation quarter finals (top 24)
  • Lily N. '20 - Duo quarter finals (top 24)
  • Simone K. '21 - Duo quarter finals (top 24)
  • Lily N. '20 - Impromptu quarter finals (top 24)
  • Kat N. '23 - Impromptu quarter finals (top 24)
  • Morgan H. '23 - Impromptu quarter finals (top 24)
  • Hattie B. '20 - Impromptu quarter finals (top 24)
  • Simone K. '21 - Program Oral Interpretation quarter finals (top 24)
  • Layla H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 2nd out of 104
  • Katie E. '23 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 4th
  • Kat N. '23 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 6th
  • Tanya W. '24 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 8th
  • Morgan H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 14th
  • Celine L. '24 - Novice Public Forum Speaker 15th

Spring Varsity Speech Tournament 

In this league competition, Westridge placed 2nd overall in their division! 

  • Simone K. '21 - Duo Interpretation 1st place (Leg to state)
  • Lily N. '20 - Duo Interpretation 1st place (Leg to state)
  • Eva B. '21 - Spontaneous Argumentation 2nd place 
  • Cara W. '21 - Impromptu Speaking 4th place
  • Simone K. '21 - Program Oral Interpretation 3rd place
  • Cassandra K. '20 - National Extemporaneous 6th place
  • Sophia R. '20 - Dramatic Interpretation 6th place
  • Ariana A. '23 - Novice Dramatic Interpretation 2nd place
  • Angelique L. '23 - Novice Dramatice Interpretation 5th place
  • Morgan H. '23 - Impromptu speaking semi finals (top 12)
  • Clara C. '23 - Humorous Interpretation semi finals (top 12)
  • Cassandra K. '20 - Original Oratory semi finals (top 12)
  • Clara C. '23 - Duo Interpretation semi finals (top 12)
  • Kat N. '23 - Duo Interpretation semi finals (top 12)

La Salle Middle School Tournament

The Westridge Middle School squad went to a tournament at La Salle and really took down the competition!

  • Sylvie S.-J. '24 - Duo Interpretation 1st
  • Dahlia V. '24 - Duo Interpretation 1st
  • Sophia C. '25 - Duo Interpretation 3rd 
  • Saba K. '25 - Duo Interpretation 3rd 
  • Stephanie C. '25 - Spontaneous Argumentation 2nd
  • Tanvi C. '25 - Declamation Speaking 1st
  • Tanya W. '24 - Declamation Speaking 2nd
  • Ella B. '25 - Declamation Speaking 3rd
  • Celine L. '24 - Impromptu Speaking 2nd
  • Cindy C. '25 - Impromptu Speaking 4th 
  • Linda Y. '25 - Storytelling Interpretation 2nd

Spring Debate Tournament

In this league competition, Westridge team placed 1st overall in their division!

  • Juliana F. '22 - Varsity Parliamentary Debate 6th
  • Charisma C. '22 - Varsity Parliamentary Debate 6th
  • Sophia R. '20 - Varsity Congressional Debate 9th
  • Cara W. '21 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 1st (Leg to state)
  • Hana O. '21 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 1st (Leg to state)
  • Katie E. '23 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 2nd (Leg to state)
  • Layla H. '23 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 2nd (Leg to state)
  • Lyric W. '23 - Novice Congressional Debate 3rd 
  • Hattie B. '20 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 7th
  • Ruby M. '20 - Varsity Public Forum Debate 7th
  • Katie E. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 1st
  • Layla H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 1st
  • Morgan H. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 3rd
  • Kat N. '23 - Novice Public Forum Debate 3rd

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