The Westridge middle school debate team attended the Middle School State Championships at California State University, Los Angeles on May 6 and 7. With 35 schools from across the state and approximately 500 competitors, there were fantastic performances all around; Westridge's team took home 15 trophies and placed three Middle School State Champions!
"We're so proud of their hard work," said Debate Coach Gia Karpouzis. "A great way to end the year!"
Here are the results:
Felicity P. - 1st in Program Oral Interp and Top 8 in Lincoln Douglas Debate (out of 45)
Cara W. - 1st in Extemporaneous
Audrey L.- 1st in Informative
Hana O. - 2nd in Informative, Top 4 in Public Forum Debate (out of 43), and 5th in Declamation (out of 49)
Priya A. - 3rd in Informative and 3rd in Oratory
Erisa R. - 5th in Informative and Top 4 in Public Forum Debate (out of 43)
Evelyn C. - 5th in Storytelling
Shirlynn C.- Semi Finalist in Duo
Zahra V. - Semi Finalist in Duo
Juliana F. - 4th in Dramatic
Strong performances also from McKenna B. in oratory and impromptu, Claire D. in humorous and impromptu, Summar B. in oratory and impromptu, Tate A. in declamation and dramatic, Sophia H. in declamation and congress.