St. Rita Elementary Speech & Debate Team Excels at Its Invitational Tournament

Published : Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 4:16 AM

Zoe Twyman & Jade Gustafson and Sarah Tupy & Chole Hodge tied for 1st place in Duo Interpretation and Isabella ‘Bella’ Zuniga & Charlotte ‘Charly’ Hardy took third. The teams of Shane Giedraitis/Zachary Zambrano, Caitlin Cruz/Kelly and McKieran Charlotte Bax/Catherine Mispagel also did an outstanding job in some very close scoring.

In Storytelling, in a huge field, Morgan Villalovos took home 5th place, Cassandra Pichardo placed 12th and Anna Ochniak finished in the top tier, at 13th.

In SPAR Debate, Guy Gruppie, cracked the top ten with a spirited effort in a very competitive event. The team also had excellent showings in Poetry Interpretation from Martin Boskovich and Impromptu Speech from Jake Young.

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