Speech and Debate Place at National Tourney

The Lindale Speech and Debate Team was back at it this weekend.  Mr. Fugler took several students to the Grapevine Classic.  This is a nationally-competitive tournament featuring over 100 schools from more than 10 different states including California, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, and New Mexico (among others).  At one of the largest tournaments we attend, we had students place in the following:
1st Speaker Policy Debate – Ronak Desai (’18)
2nd Original Oratory – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
3rd Speaker Policy Debate – Anthony Wyatt (’18)
3rd Dramatic Interpretation – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
4th Program of Oral Interpretation – Samantha Rodden (’19)
6th Program of Oral Interpretation – Elizabeth Tagg (’18)
Semifinals Humorous Interpretation – Samantha Rodden (’19)
Semifinals Poetry Interpretation – Samantha Rodden (’19)
While this crew was competing in Grapevine, Mr. McKenzie took a younger group to compete at Princeton High School near McKinney.  Several freshmen competed for the first time, coming away with their first ever wins!  The rest of the results are as follows:
Princeton/North Lamar
1st Original Oratory – Haley Bass (’20)
1st Program of Oral Interpretation – Emma Cook (’20)
1st Prose Interpretation – Jeremy Guidotti (’20)
1st Poetry Interpretation – Jeremy Guidotti (’20)
2nd Prose Interpretation – Haley Bass (’20)
2nd Impromptu Speaking – Haley Bass (’20)
2nd Program of Oral Interpretation – Jeremy Guidotti (’20)
3rd Original Oratory – Emma Cook (’20)
3rd Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking – Ashlyn Ellgass (’19)
3rd Prose Interpretation – Maddie Mezzell (’20)
3rd Poetry Interpretation – Maddie Mezzell (’20)
5th Impromptu Speaking – Emma Cook (’20)
5th (Quarterfinals) Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Ashlyn Ellgass (’19)
6th Poetry Interpretation – Autumn Ellgass (’20)
7th Prose Interpretation – Nalany Hernandez (’20)
We are so proud of our great start to the year.
Several students have completed qualifications to National Championship tournaments.  Elizabeth Tagg has now fully qualified for the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions in THREE events (Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Program of Oral Interpretation).  She is also qualified in Dramatic Interpretation and Original Oratory for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (in Denver).  Samantha has also completed her UK TOC qualification in Program of Oral Interpretation.
Elizabeth has also joined Ronak and Anthony as being qualified for the TFA State tournament held in May outside of San Antonio.  Several of our other students are earning some valuable points towards completing their qualifications.  Full season results can be found on the team website (lindale4n6.weebly.com).