Published : Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 8:50 PM
Congratulations to the Immaculate Heart High School Speech and Debate team on their recent victories! Last month at the La Costa Canyon Winter Classic tournament, senior Mia Speier was a finalist in Lincoln Douglas debate and received the title of first speaker. Junior Chelina Rhee was a semifinalist in Thematic Interpretation, a speech event.
At the Alta Silver and Black Invitational Tournament in Utah, junior Lena Mizrahi was a quarterfinalist, and her teammates junior Madeline Conrad-Mogin and senior Danielle Dosch were finalists. Teammates may not compete against each other, so Conrad-Mogin and Dosch were both recognized as the winners of the tournament.
Thanks to their strong performances, all three Alta competitors received bids for the prestigious Tournament of Champions competition, held by the University of Kentucky every April. This is Mizrahi’s first bid, and Conrad-Mogin’s second. With this second bid, Conrad-Mogin has now qualified to compete at TOC!
Dosch, who remains the top-ranked debater in the country, has received bids at every tournament she’s attended. With her victory at Alta, she now has an incredible seven bids, qualifying her for TOC almost four times over! In recognition of her consistently excellent performance this year and throughout her high school career, Dosch has earned the National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All American award, which puts her in the top half of one-percent of all student members of the association.
Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School, 5515 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, (323) 461-3651 or visit www.immaculateheart.org.