Central Speech and Debate Excells at Local and National Level

Posted by Community Relations Department on 3/7/2012 12:00:00 PM

Nicole Mayberry traveled to the Harvard National Speech and Debate Tournament, February 16-18, which featured students from almost 400 schools, representing 40 states and five countries. She reached the Quarterfinals of Dramatic Interpretation, which means she was among the final 24 competitors in a field that started with close to 400 entries.  Mayberry also reached the Octafinals of Original Oratory, placing among the final 50 out of 305.  Mayberry has been awarded the degree of Premier Distinction, the highest degree that the National Forensic League Speech and Debate Honor Society can bestow upon a student, representing excellence in all forensic disciplines.  Only one-percent of all speech and debate competitors ever earn this degree.


Closer to home, other Speech and Debate Bobcats competed at Copper Canyon High School, February 17-18.  Octavio Edgington placed 3rd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.  Shad Padilla reached the semifinals of Prose Interpretation.


Other honors for Bobcats include Padilla earning membership into the National Forensic League Speech and Debate Honor Society.  Khaina Cole, awarded a degree of Distinction and Julian Gonzales, awarded a degree of Special Distinction.