Speech & Debate open the season at Bangor
Thursday, November 21, 2019
|At Bangor HS, Speech finished 2nd overall and Combined Debate 3rd.|
First place in both Original Oratory and Extemporaneous went to Lauren Cutter; Swetha Palanippan and Will Brenneman took first place in Varsity Public Forum (their topic: whether the European Union should join China's Belt and Road Initiative). Newcomers to the team include Nora Lane (Lincoln Douglas debate), Marco Hansel (Poetry Reading), Firdaws Hakizimana (Original Work), Rayyaan Hakizimana (Original Oratory), and Ben Stone (Humorous Interpretation). We're continuing to build the team, so if you know of students who might be interested in forensics, please send them our way.
L-R: Lisa Melanson, Coach, Devan Newell (Original Work), Kyla Christie and Nicoletta Coupe (Public Forum), Marco Hansel, Clara Parker (JV Lincoln Douglas), Swetha Palaniappan, Firdaws Hakizimana, Nora Lane, Rayyaan Hakizimana, Lauren Cutter, Aubrey Hannan (Extemp), Virginia Weiss (Lincoln Douglas), Will Brenneman, Grace Erskine (Lincoln Douglas), Ben Stone, and Joey Labrie (Congressional Debate).