Debate competes at first swing tourney

Lindale Speech and Debate kicked off our season at a “Swing” tournament in Plano.  Swing tournament means that we competed in two separate full tournaments during the weekend.  This tournament at Plano Sr. High School features competition from some of the largest schools in Dallas (Flower Mound, Grapevine, Plano West, Highland Park, Prosper, etc…) and some private schools (Greenhill, Jesuit College Prep, and Hockaday).  Our results are as follows:
Clark Swing

1st Dramatic Interpretation – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
1st CX Debate – Ronak Desai (’18) and Anthony Wyatt (’18)
  Anthony was top speaker.
3rd Poetry Interpretation – Jeremy Guidotti (’20)
4th Humorous Interpretation – Samantha Rodden (’19)
5th Original Oratory – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
Plano Swing
1st CX Debate – Ronak Desai (’18) and Anthony Wyatt (’18)
1st Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking – Ashlyn Ellgass (’19)
3rd International Extemporaneous Speaking – Evan Bewersdorf (’18)
3rd Poetry Interpretation – Jeremy Guidotti (’20)
4th Dramatic Interpretation – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
6th Humorous Interpretation – Samantha Rodden (’19)
This qualifies Ronak and Anthony for the TFA State meet in March.  They are the first team in the state of Texas (regardless of size or private status) to do so.  The others are on their way.  With her win in DI, Elizabeth earned her first bid to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, which will be later this year in Denver.