The DHS speech team won the second place sweepstakes trophy for overall team performance at the annual Bulldog Invitational held at Palisade High School Jan. 11 and 12. Delta competed with eight other Western Slope schools, and bested Grand Junction, Fruita Monument, Palisade and Montrose High Schools, among others.
While all team members contributed to the victory, those competing in debate and public speaking events led the way. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Linh Nguyen was undefeated at 3-0, and placed third, while both Javier Romero and Ridge Green posted 2-1 records, with Ridge meeting sufficient strength of opposition to place 6th in the field. In foreign extemporaneous speaking, Paige Bowling placed second, only one point behind first, while Ridge Green, competing in the event for the first time, took sixth place. Original oratory saw Cidney Fisk place second, less than one point behind first, while Linh Nguyen took fifth place.
Congress saw some notable Delta successes. Both Paige Bowling and Cidney Fisk were the presiding officers in their respective houses. In addition, Haley Donathan was named superior speaker in her chamber, while Ridge Green was named outstanding speaker in his house.
Interpretive events also saw some very good performances by Delta students. In poetry, Ayasha Richards took first place, while her twin sister Alysha finished in sixth place. In duo, Adam Malcolm and Christien Mackey placed fourth, while Nathanael Ballard took sixth place in humorous interpretation.
The speech team will next compete at the Central High School Warrior Invitational on Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, in one of the largest debate meets held on the Western Slope.blog comments powered by Disqus