HHS Speech, Debate team starts semester with success

The Hays Speech and Debate team is enjoying success early in the 2020-2021 competition season.  While the Covid-19 pandemic has halted in-person tournaments, technological advances have made it possible for students from across the nation to compete using an online service.

Cameron Roberts

Though school has not yet been in session a full month, this weekend marked the fourth weekend of tournaments, with students competing at Westlake High School and Yale University.

Winners include:

Westlake TFA Tournament
• Evelyn Schneider, Lucas Holloway & Jakob Zertuche – World Schools Debate – 1st Place

Yale University Tournament
• Cameron Roberts – Extemporaneous Speaking – Quarterfinalist
• Evan Ricke – Extemporaneous Speaking – Octafinalist
San Antonio Fall Open
• Bella Estrada – 3rd Place – Lincoln Douglas Debate
• Victor Falcon – 4th Place – International Extemporaneous Speaking
• Jordan Warren – 6th Place – Humorous Interpretation
• Austin Wilson – 5th Place – Lincoln Douglas Debate

Drew Cook

LaVernia TFA Tournament
• Alena Hernandez – 4th Place – Humorous Interpretation
• Krystal Cortez – 6th Place – Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
• Drew Cook – 2nd Place – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
• Drew Cook – 1st Place – Student Congress
• Evan Ricke – 3rd Place – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
• Sophia Sandoval – 1st Place – Informative Speaking
• Stephanie Murray – 3rd Place – Informative Speaking
• Clare Holland – 4th Place – Informative Speaking
• Evan Ricke – 5th Place – Informative Speaking
• Jakob Zertuche – 6th Place – Informative Speaking
• Clare Holland – 4th Place – Original Oratory

Sophia Sandoval

Hendrickson/Pflugerville TFA Swing Tournament
• Drew Cook – 2nd Place – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
• Evan Ricke – 5th Place – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
• Cameron Roberts – 1st Place – Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

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