St. Rita School Congratulates its Varsity Speech Team

St. Rita School congratulates its Varsity Speech Team on a great showing at the La Salle High School Speech & Debate Invitational. Twenty-one students participated along with students from St. Philip, St. Luke, Holy Angels, High Point Academy, Nova42 Academy and Chandler. Everyone did an outstanding job and here are some of the results of their efforts. Isacc Martinez was 1st in Dramatic Interp and Catherine Bauer was 3rd. In Duo Interp: Katie Tupy and Sophie Johnson were 5th, Cassie Pichardo and Bella Zuniga were 4th, Lea Lopez and Erin Stutenroth were 2nd and Giana Froio and Erin Simone were 1st. In Impromptu Joe DeGroot was 4th and Pierre Biscaichipy was 3rd. In Storytelling Morgan Villalobos was 3rd, Sarah Tupy was 2nd and Elysee Vielma was 1st. In Expository it was Joe DeGroot 3rd, Benjamin Damir in 2nd and George Gardner in 1st. And finally, Esteban Sanchez and Michael Martinez went 2-1 in public forum debate — the strongest performance in debate for any St. Rita team to date.

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