Results

2017-2018 School Year

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2016-2017 School Year

High School
Top 30 in U.S. – NSDA National Championship – Original Oratory
2017 National Speech & Debate Association Championship Tournament Results Link
Nat’l Tournament of Champions, 15th Place – Duo Interpretation
Nat’l Tournament of Champions Qualifier – Original Oratory
Nat’l Tournament of Champions Qualifier – Dramatic Interpretation
2017 National Tournament of Champions Results Link
Catholic Forensic Lea. Grand Nationals, Octo-Finals – Duo Interp.
2017 NCFL Grand Nationals Tournament Results Link
Nat’ Speech & Debate Assoc. 1st Place Qualifier – Original Oratory
2017 Southern CA District Qualifier Results Link
Catholic Forensic Lea. Grand Nationals, 1st Place Qualifier – Declamation
Catholic Forensic Lea. Grand Nationals, 1st Place Qualifier – Original Oratory
Catholic Forensic Lea. Grand Nationals, Qualifier – Declamation
Catholic Forensic Lea. Grand Nationals, Qualifier – Declamation
2017 L.A. Diocese Quals for NCFL Grand Nationals Results Link
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CA HS Speech Assoc. State Championship, 8th Place – Original Oratory
CA HS Speech Assoc. State Championship, 18th Place – Declamation
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L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place Overall Speaker — High School
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Impromptu Speaking
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Original Oratory
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Oratorical Interpretation
2017 LA County Orator’s Cup Results Page Link

Middle School
1st in U.S. – LD Debate (
all LD coaching credit owed to Academy of Higher Learning)
Top 9 (tie) in U.S. – Original Oratory
Top 11 (tie) in U.S. – Original Oratory
Top 12 in U.S. – Congressional Debate
Top 28 in U.S. – Declamation
2017 U.S. Middle School Speech & Debate National Championship (full results link)
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1st in California – Original Oratory

2nd in California – Declamation (5th Grader)
4th in California – Congressional Debate
4th in California – Declamation
5th in California – Prose Interpretation (5th Grader)

6th in California – Dramatic Interpretation
6th in California – Informative Speaking
6th in California – Original Oratory
6th in California – Congressional Debate
6th in California – Declamation
6th in California -Prose Interpretation (5th Grader)
7th in California – Congressional Debate
7th in California – Declamation
7th in California – Prose Interpretation (5th Grader)
8th (tie) in California – Impromptu Speaking
8th (tie) in California – Declamation
8th in California – Prose Interpretation (5th Grader)
9th in California – Prose Interpretation
10th in California – Informative Speaking (5th Grader)
10th in California – Prose Interpretation (5th Grader)
11th (tie) in California – Dramatic Interpretation
13th (tie) in California – Duo Interpretation (5th Graders)
17th in California – Congressional Debate
20th (tie) in California – Humorous Interpretation
24th (tie) in California – Duo Interpretation
2017 California Middle School Speech & Debate State Championship (full results link)
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L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place Overall Speaker — Middle School
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 6th Place Overall Speaker — Middle School
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 1st Place – Congressional Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 1st Place – Declamation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Informative Speaking (5th Grader)
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Original Oratory
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Declamation (5th Grader)
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Humorous Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Duo Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place – Dramatic Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place – Congressional Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 5th Place – Dramatic Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 6th Place – Congressional Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 6th Place – Original Oratory
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 8th Place (tie) – Humorous Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 9th Place (tie) – SpAr Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 10th Place (tie) – Original Oratory
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 10th Place (tie) – Impromptu Speaking
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 13th Place (tie) – Declamation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 13th Place (tie) – Impromptu Speaking
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 14th Place (tie) – SpAr Debate
2017 LA County Orator’s Cup Results Page Link

Elementary School
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 1st Place Overall Speaker — Elementary Division
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 6th Place (tie) Overall Speaker — Elementary Division
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 8th Place (tie) Overall Speaker — Elementary Division

L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 1st Place – Original Prose
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 1st Place – Original Duo
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Congressional Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Declamation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Dramatic Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 2nd Place – Prose Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Storytelling
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Declamation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Dramatic Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 3rd Place – Prose Interpretation
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place – Congressional Debate
L..A. County Orator’s Cup, 4th Place – Informative Speaking
2017 LA County Orator’s Cup Results Page Link
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Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 1st Place – Duo Interp. (perfect score)
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 1st Place – Congress Debate (perfect score)
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 1st Place – Declamation (perfect score)
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 1st Place – Dramatic Interpretation
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 2nd Place – Storytelling
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 2nd Place – Dramatic Interpretation
Nat’l Communication Arts Championship, 2nd Place – Declamation
2017 National Communication Arts Championship Festival

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Top VA performer at the Inside Out Invitational! Tied for 1st in MS Impromptu Finals (tie broken to 2nd), Tied for 1st in MS Spar (tie broken to 2nd) and 3rd in Original Oratory!!
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Urban starlets shine! 1st In ES Original Prose! Tied for 3rd in ES Storytelling! 7th in ES Spar!
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By taking 1st Place on four out of five ballots in the Finals of HS Oratorical Interpretation, this Reseda HS senior nearly brought a championship to the home team, ultimately settling for 2nd overall.
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Gutsy job by the novices at Haddon Street Elementary! They swept ES Original Duo and took 4th & 7th in ES Informative. They also placed in Spar!
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4th in ES Congress & 10th in ES SpAr at his first major tournament! What a future for this Woodland Hills 4th Grader!
DOMINANT 1st Place in MS Declamation (with 9 1st Places & 2 2nd Places out of 11 judging ballots)! 3rd & 4th Place in MS Humorous! 4th Place (tie) in Informative! Great job!
DOMINANT 1st Place in MS Declamation (with 9 1st Places & 2 2nd Places out of 11 judge ballots)! 3rd & 4th Place in MS Humorous! 4th Place (tie) in Informative! Great!
1st Place in BOTH ES Congress & Informative!! Finalist in both MS OO & Congress! No wonder they drove over six hours to compete at Principios!!
1st Place in BOTH ES Congress & Informative!! Finalist in both MS OO & Congress! No wonder they drove over six hours to compete at Principios!!
Two brand new Congressers nab some medals at their very first tournament!
Two brand new Congressers nab some medals at their very first tournament!
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2nd & 3rd in Congressional Debate at the first SoCal Jr. Forensics League Elementary Tournament! 1st in Drama as well!
1st & 2nd In Novice Impromptu at the Cal-Rio Tournament!! Also 3rd in Informative!
1st & 2nd In Novice Impromptu at the Cal-Rio Tournament!! Also 3rd in Informative!
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Our Middle Schoolers took 2nd, 3rd AND 4th Place in Novice Congressional Debate against high schoolers at the 2016 Fall Schurr Invitational!
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Jamir wins Open Oratorical Interp at@Claremont HS after only 2 weeks of coaching! He was the only VA student competing and nearly picket-fenced with 1st Places on 5 out of 6 judging ballots!
Sarkis won Novice Impromptu over 71 contestants at the Fall Cal State Fullerton Invitational with only one week of impromptu training!
Sarkis won Novice Impromptu over 71 contestants at the Fall Cal State Fullerton Invitational with only one week of impromptu training!
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2016 Fall Fullerton Invitational results! We won 4 events! 1st Places in: Novice Impromptu! Novice Oratorical Interpretation! Novice Expository! Middle School Persuasive! 2nd in MS Persuasion! 3rd in Novice Humorous! 3rd in Novice Thematic Interp! 3rd in Novice OI! 4th in Novice OI! 5th in Novice Congress! Finalist in Middle School Congress! Semi-Finalists (2) in Middle School Impromptu!
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Congratulations to siblings Clayton & Ellie, who took the Middle School Tournament at City College of San Francisco by storm, placing 1st in OO, 2nd in Congress & 3rd in Informative, respectively! They were the only 2 VA competitors and did us proud!
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4 VA girls cross state lines to place Top 3 & qualify for the 2017 Tournament of Champions in Kentucky!! 2nd in Duo, 3rd in Drama & 3rd in Original Oratory!
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Cal State Long Beach (5th largest high school Invitational in the country) results: 1st Place, 5th, 6th & Semi-Finalist in Novice Oratorical Interpretation! 5th & Semi-Finalist in Open Congress! 3rd in Novice Humorous (by a fifth grader)! 6th & 2 Semi-Finalists in Novice Congress!.6th in Novice Original Prose & Poetry (by a fifth grader)! Two Semi-Finalists in Novice Impromptu!
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VA takes 9th overall in IEs among high schools at Long Beach (5th largest invitational in the US), but we were mostly comprised of new middle schoolers & elementary kids (one of whom was a 5th grader who double-finales and placed 3rd in Novice HI), so we’re exTREMELY proud of outpointing so many venerable high school programs!!
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Results from the 1st Summer Invitational at CSUF: 1st Place Open IPDA Debate! 1st Place Open Adaptive Communication! 1st & 2nd Place Middle School IPDA Debate! 3rd Place Open Impromptu! 1st & 3rd Middle School Original Oratory! 2nd & 3rd in Middle School Informative! 3rd & 8th in Middle School Impromptu! 1st-4th in Middle School Declamation! 1st-3rd Elementary Declamation! 3rd MS Poetry! 1st & 4th ES Storytelling!

2015-2016 school year:

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Nats 2016 Results!! 1st & 7th-Informative, 3rd-Impromptu & Oratory, 12th-Declamation

Post Season Qualifications/Placements:

Middle School:

Carly Granda, Informative Speaking, 1st Place, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Dorothy Vassantachart, Original Oratory, 3rd Place, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Dorothy Vassantachart, Impromptu, 3rd Place, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Jordan Granda, Informative Speaking, 7th Place (tie),  2016 NSDA National Tournament
Dorothy Vassantachart, Declamation, 12th Place, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Dorothy Vassantachart, Poetry, Quarter-Finals, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Carly Granda, Congressional Debate, 29th, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Jordan Granda, Congressional Debate, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
2016 U.S. Middle School Speech & Debate National Championship (full results link)

OO-1st, Dec-2nd, Imp-3rd, Info-3rd-5th, Cong-8th,11th,15th,17th
OO-1st, Dec-2nd&8th, Imp-3rd, Info-3rd-5th, Poetry 6th&13th, Cong-8th,10th-11th,17th

Dorothy Vassantachart, Original Oratory, 1st Place,  2016 State Championship
Dorothy Vassantachart, Declamation, 2nd Place,  2016 State Championship
Dorothy Vassantachart, Impromptu Speaking, 3rd Place,  2016 State Championship
Jordan Granda, Informative Speaking, 3rd Place,  2016 State Championship
Sherry Xiao, Informative Speaking, 4th Place,  2016 State Championship
Carly Granda, Informative Speaking, 5th Place,  2016 State Championship
Dorothy Vassantachart, Poetry Interpretation, 6th Place,  2016 State Championship
Joshua Yoon, Congressional Debate, 8th Place,  2016 State Championship
Sherry Xiao, Declamation, 8th Place (tie),  2016 State Championship
Jordan Granda, Congressional Debate, 10th Place,  2016 State Championship
Carly Granda, Congressional Debate, 11th Place,  2016 State Championship
Ishan Saxena, Poetry Interpretation, 13th Place, 2016 State Championship
Brenda Kim, Congressional Debate, 17th Place, 2016 State Championship
Ishan Saxena, Declamation, 26th Place, 2016 State Championship
2016 California Middle School Speech & Debate State Championship (full results link)

FullSizeRender-1Dorothy Vassantachart, 2nd Place in the nation in career National Speaker Points

High School:
Hilda Velasquez-Galvez, Dramatic Interpretation, 35th,  2016 Tournament of Champions
Unspecified Student, Congressional Debate, Semis, 2016 Catholic Forensic League Nats
Unspecified Student, Original Oratory, Octo-Finals, 2016 NSDA National Tournament
Shaunt Avakian, Expository, 2016 NSDA National Championship Tournament
Unspecified Student, Original Oratory, 2016 NSDA National Championship Tournament

Unspecified Student, Original Oratory, Finals, 2016 State Championship
Unspecified Student, Original Oratory, Finals, 2016 State Championship
Catherine Tanidjaja, Oratorical Interpretation, 12th Place, 2016 State Championship
Shaunt Avakian, Expository Speaking, 19th Place, 2016 State Championship
Hilda Velasquez-Gavlez, Dramatic Interpretation, 25th Place, 2016 State Championship
Rachel Kho, Oratorical Interpretation, 33rd Place, 2016 State Championship

1st Place Champions this year:
High School: Rachel Kho (2),  Catherine Tanidjaja, Christian Sim*, Shaunt Avakian (2)*
Middle School: Dorothy Vassantachart* (6), Sherry Xiao (2) , Carly Granda* (2), Jordan Granda (2), Crystal Baik
Elementary School: Lauren Velasquez-Galvez (4), Gonzalo Corzo-Rodriguez, Evelyn Torres, Lizzie Vassantachart, Lesly Barrera, Jason Contreras, Brandon LaParra, Alexia Bañuelos, Kylie Perez

* students with an asterisk took 1st Place on every ballot, a rare feat called a “picket fence”
( ) Parentheses indicate the number of times a student has taken 1st Place this year

Tournament Results:

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IMG_1058ISDA 2016 Elementary- Middle School Kickoff @Cal State Fullerton (03/19/16)
Carly Granda: 1st Place MS Congressional Debate, 1st Place MS Original Oratory
Sherry Xiao: 1st Place MS Informative Speaking
Lauren Velasquez-Galvez: 1st Place ES Declamation, 1st Place ES Interp, 6th ES Congress
Alexia Bañuelos: 1st Place ES Duo Interpretation
Kylie Perez: 1st Place ES Duo Interpretation
Jordan Granda: 2nd Place MS Storytelling, 3rd Place MS Congressional Debate
Diego Torres: 2nd Place ES Congressional Debate
Leticia Chavira: 2nd Place ES Declamation, 7th Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Joshua Yoon: 4th Place MS Congressional Debate

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Shaunt Avakian: 2nd Place, Expository Speaking (Nat’l Qualification)
Hilda Velasquez-Galvez: 7th Place, Dramatic Interpretation

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Rachel Kho: 3rd Place OI (State Qualification), 4th Place Original Prose & Poetry
Catherine Tanidjaja: 4th Place Oratorical Interpretation (State Qualification)

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TCFL State Qualifying Tournament – IEs @Newbury HS (03/4-5/16)

Hilda Velásquez-Galvez: 2nd Place OI, 3rd Place DI (State Qualification)
Shaunt Avakian: 2nd Place Expository (State Qualification), 17th Place (tie) OO

IMG_0996SCJFL Debate #3 Tournament @Ribet Academy (02/27/16)
Joshua Yoon: 3rd Place Cogressional Debate
Brenda Kim: 4th Place Congressional Debate

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Jordan Granda: 5th Place Spontaneous Argumentation
Carly Granda: 9th Place Spontaneous Argumentation
Ishan Saxena: 13th Place Thematic Interpretation
Joshua Yoon: 23rd Place (tie) Spontaneous Argumentation
Sherry Xiao: 24th Place (tie) Impromptu Speaking

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Hilda Velasquez-Galvez: 4th Place Dramatic Interpretation, 6th Place Oratorical Interp.
Shaunt Avakian: 6th Place Original Oratory, 6th Place Expository Speaking
Christian Sim: 8th Place (tie) Original Advocacy, 30th Place (tie) Impromptu Speaking

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CBSR Spring IE @Redlands HS (01/23/16)
Rachel Kho: 1st Place Original Prose & Poetry, 6th Place Oratorical Interpretation

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Crystal Baik: 2nd Place JV Oratorical Interpretation, Semi-Finals JV Impromptu
Dorothy Vassantachart: 6th Place Oratorical Interpretation
Shaunt Avakian: 8th Place JV Expository Speaking, Semi-Finals JV Original Oratory

Claremont HS Wolfpack Invitational (01/9-10/16)
Rachel Kho: 6th Place Original Prose & Poetry, 24th (tie) Humorous Interpretation
Amber Park: 22nd (tie) Oratorical Interpretation, 22nd (tie) Original Advocacy

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Hilda Velasquez: 10th Place Dramatic Interp. (Tournament of Champions qualifier)

Cal Lutheran Invitational (01/02-03/16)
Hilda Velasquez-Galvez: 2nd Place Oratorical Interp, 7th Dramatic Interp, 14th Congress
Christian Sim: 7th Place Impromptu, 7th Novice Original Oratory, 8th Congress
Amber Park: 3rd Place Novice Impromptu, 4th Place Original Advocacy

TCFL Fall IE  (12/19/15) @ Granada Hills HS
Amber Park: 7th Place Original Advocacy, 15th Place (tie) Oratorical Interpretation

SCJFL Individual Events Tournament #2 (12/11/15)
Crystal Baik: 10th Place Declamation
Carly Granda: 10th Place (tie), Original Oratory

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Lauren Velasquez-Galvez: 1st Place Declamation
Lizzie Vassantachart: 4th Place Storytelling

TCFL Congressional Debate  #2 (11/21/15)
Christian Sim: 5th Place Novice
Amber Park: 5th Place (tie broken down to 7th) Novice

CBSR Individual Events Tournament #2 (11/14/15)
Rachel Kho: 1st Place Open Original Prose & Poetry
Catherine Tanidjaja: 3rd Place Open Oratorical Interpretation

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Principios Elementary-Middle-High School Invitational (11/7/15)
Gonzalo Corzo-Rodriguez: 1st Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation, 2nd ES Congress
Lesly Barrera: 1st Place ES Prose Interpretation, 2nd ES Declamation, 10th ES Storytelling
Evelyn Torres: 1st Place ES Orig. Prose & Poetry, 3rd Place ES Storytelling
Lizzie Vassantachart: 1st Place ES Storytelling
Crystal Baik: 1st Place MS Declamation, 8th MS Impromptu, 10th MS Congressional Debate
Jason Contreras: 1st Place ES Informative
Sherry Xiao: 1st Place MS Informative
Brandon LaParra: 1st Place ES Humorous Interpretation
Catherine Tanidjaja: 2nd Place HS Oratorical Interpretation
Charlene Jordan: 2nd Place ES Duo, 3rd Place ES Declamation
Jasmin Gonzalez, 2nd Place ES Original Prose & Poetry, 5th Place ES Storytelling
Azalea Ceballos: 2nd Place ES Duo Interpretation, 6th Place ES SpAr
Jocelyn Barrera: 2nd Place MS Prose Interpretation, 6th Place MS Declamation
Lauren Velasquez-Galvez: 2nd Place ES Prose Interpretation, 7th Place ES Storytelling
Angela Manriquez: 2nd Place ES Humorous Interpretation
Lalaine Alfaro: 3rd Place ES Duo Interpretation, 6th Place (tie) ES Congress, 9th ES SpAr
Mya Becerra: 3rd Place ES Duo Interpretation, 12th Place (tie) ES Storytelling
Jazmin Flores: 3rd Place ES Informative
Erick Ojeda: 3rd Place, ES Prose Interpretation
Lesley Cardenas: 4th Place ES Duo Interpretation, 6th (tie) ES Congress, 11th (tie) ES SpAr
Leticia Chavira: 4th Place ES Duo Interpretation, 7th ES SpAr, 12th ES Congress
Ashley Martinez: 4th Place ES Declamation
Maite Fuentes: 4th Place ES Original Prose & Poetry
Emmanuel Villareal: 4th Place ES Prose Interpretation
Alexia: 5th Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Christian Sim: 5th Place HS Original Oratory, 9th (tie) HS Congress, 11th HS Impromptu
Diego Torres: 5th Place ES Congress
Estrella Alcaraz: 5th Place ES Declamation, 11th Place ES Congress
Viviana Alamillo: 5th Place ES Duo Interpretation
Celina Aparicio: 5th Place ES Duo Interpretation
Kylie Perez, 5th Place ES Original Prose & Poetry
Isaac Flores: 5th Place ES Informative
Carol Puebla: 6th Place Original Prose & Poetry, 13th Place ES Congress
Desiree Vicente: 7th Place ES Duo Interpretation, 10th Place ES Congress, 10th ES SpAr
Carly Granda: 7th Place MS Congress, 17th MS SpAr
Erik Robles: 7th Place ES Duo Interpretation, 15th Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Sofia Proconstantini: 8th Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Amber Park: 9th Place HS Original Oratory, 11th HS Congress, 11th (tie) HS SpAr
Alejandra Orozco: 9th Place ES Congress
Bianca Espadas: 9th Place ES Storytelling
Laissa Tirado: 11th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Yesenia Mendoza: 8th Place (tie) ES Congress, 12th (tie) ES Storytelling
Krystal Medina: 12th Place (tie) ES Storytelling
Jordan Granda: 13th Place MS Impromptu, 18th MS SpAr
Ashely Mendoza: 13th Place (tie) ES Storytelling
Mario Medina: 15th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Esmeralda Bolanos: 16th Place ES Storytelling
Eric Haro: 17th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Alexander Cruz: 17th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Karen Ortiz: 19th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Kevin Martinez: 20th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Robert Aguilera: 20th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Abigail Alvarez: 20th Place (tie) ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Adrian Salmeron: 23rd Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation
Eric Meza: 24th Place ES Spontaneous Argumentation

TCFL Novice IE Tournament
Christian Sim: 1st Place Impromptu (straight 1sts), 11th in SpAr
Amber Park: 3rd Place OA, 19th Impromptu, 32nd in SpAr

Schurr HS Fall Classic
Rachel Kho: 3rd Place Open OPP
Christian Sim: 4th Place Novice Congress, Semis Open Impromptu

SCJFL IE Tournament #1 at Jefferson MS
Dorothy Vassantachart: 8th Place MS DI
Sherry Xiao: 8th Place MS Informative

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Catherine Tanidjaja: 1st Place Open OI
Dorothy Vassantachart: 1st Place Novice DI, 2nd Place Open OI

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Amber Park: 3rd Place Novice Congress
Christian Sim: 6th Place Novice Congress

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Dorothy Vassantachart: 1st Place Novice OI (straight 1sts), 2nd Nov. DI, 6th Nov. Congress
Amber Park: 4th Place Novice OA
Christian Sim: Semis Novice Congress

CBSR Debate #1
Rachel Kho: 7th Place (out of 107 debaters) Novice Congress


2014-2015 school year:

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Prof. V stands next to 8th Grader Jack Xiao, proud winner of the 2015 National Championship in Congressional Debate

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Click here to download the Results PDF of the 2015 National MS Championship!

2014-2015 School Year:

Middle School (top placements only):
1st in the United States – Congressional Debate
4th in the United States – Prose Interpretation
7th in the United States – Original Oratory
8th in the United States – Duo Interpretation
8th in the United States – Congressional Debate
9th in the United States – Declamation
10th in the United States – Declamation
2015 U.S. Middle School Speech & Debate National Championship (full results link)

1st in California – Congressional Debate
1st in California – Declamation
2nd in California – Dramatic Interpretation
2nd in California – Poetry Interpretation

3rd in California – Duo Interpretation
4th in California – Congressional Debate
4th in California – Declamation
4th in California – Extemporaneous Speaking
5th in California – Original Oratory
5th in California – Congressional Debate
6th in California – Dramatic Interpretation
6th in California – Declamation
7th in California – Congressional Debate
7th in California – Impromptu Speaking
8th in California – Congressional Debate
9th in California – Original Oratory
9th in California – Congressional Debate
10th in California – Impromptu Speaking
10th in California – Declamation
2015 California Middle School Speech & Debate State Championship (full results link)


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Christian Sim took 20th in 2014 and then made Congress Finals and finished 8th in the nation in 2015.

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2013-2014 School Year:

Middle School (top placements only):
13th in the United States – Original Oratory
16th in the United States – Declamation
20th in the United States – Congressional Debate
22nd in the United States – Duo Interpretation
2014 U.S. Middle School Speech & Debate National Championship (full results link)

1st in California – Impromptu Speaking
2nd in California – Congressional Debate
2nd in California – Original Oratory
2nd in California – Dramatic Interpretation
2nd in California – Declamation

4th in California – Congressional Debate
5th in California – Duo Interpretation
5th in California – Congressional Debate
2014 California Middle School Speech & Debate State Championship (full results link)

IMG_1707  IMG_2217 IMG_1740 Feras takes 16th in Impromptu as a Novice SeniorimageIMG_1003IMG_1367Oct_2014_ECRS14-All-Time-PointsIMG_1900 IMG_2448IMG_0546

Here are the results for the two tournaments we organized:

The 1st Annual Principios Invitational (2014)

The 2nd Annual Orator’s Cup (2015)

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