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Congratulations to the Westridge Speech and Debate Team for a job well done in its fall competitions. Members received numerous awards in the novice, varsity, and JV categories at events including the virtual Yale Invitational and Jack Howe Tournament in September, the virtual Bargain Belt Tournament in October, and the virtual and in-person Fall Debate in November.

In total, Westridge students earned more than 70 awards combined throughout the fall. Kudos to all!

Here is the list of awards:

Yale Tournament 

  • Tanya W. ’24 – JV Lincoln Douglas Debate 1st Place
  • Tanya W. ’24 – JV Lincoln Douglas Debate 12th Speaker Award

Jack Howe Tournament 

  • Emerson F. ’26 – Novice Informative, 2nd Place
  • Sophie C. ’22 – Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist (top 12)
  • Stephanie C. ’25 – Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist (top 12)
  • Fiona Z. ’25 – Congressional Debate, 9th Place
  • Saba K. ’25 – Congressional Debate Semifinalist (top 36)
  • Charisma C. ’22 – Parliamentary Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Sophie C. ’25 – Parliamentary Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Sophie C. ’22– Parliamentary Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Stephanie C. ’26 – Parliamentary Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Grace W. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Speaker Award, 1st Place
  • Adelaide C. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Speaker Award, 2nd Place
  • Manon I. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Speaker Award, 11th Place
  • Kanon I. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Manon I. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Adelaide C. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Octofinalist (top 16) 
  • Grace W. ’26 – Middle School Public Forum Debate Octofinalist (top 16)

NYC Invitational:

  • Tanya W. '24 – JV Lincoln Douglas Debate, 1st Place
  • Tanya W. '24 – JV Lincoln Douglas Debate Speaker Award, 2nd Place

Bargain Belt Invitational:

  • Sweepstakes Award – 1st Overall (Westridge School won 1st place overall as a school!)
  • Sophie C. '25 – Impromptu Speaking, 1st Place
  • Kanon I. '26 – Impromptu Speaking, 3rd Place
  • Celine L. '24 – Impromptu Speaking, 4th Place
  • Sophie C. '22 – Novice Original Oratory, 1st Place
  • Olivia W. '26 – Novice Informative Speaking, 3rd Place
  • Grace W. ’26 – Novice Public Forum Debate, 1st Place
  • Adelaide C. ’26 – Novice Public Forum Debate, 1st Place
  • Kaitlyn H. '25 – Novice Parliamentary Debate, 1st Place (tied!)
  • Willow N. '25 – Novice Parliamentary Debate, 1st Place (tied!)
  • Lily C. '27 – Novice Parliamentary Debate, 1st Place (tied!)
  • Kaitlyn H. '25 – Novice Parliamentary Speaker Award, 2nd Place
  • Grace W. ’26 – Novice Public Forum Speaker Award, 3rd Place

MASQ Jr. Asynch:

  • Emerson F. '26 – Informative Speaking, 1st Place

Howlween Cottonwood Invitational:

  • Layla H. '23 – Varsity Public Forum, 1st Place
  • Reema R. '23 – Varsity Public Forum, 1st Place
  • Kanon I. ’26 – Novice Public Forum, 1st Place
  • Manon I. ’26 – Novice Public Forum, 1st Place
  • Ariana A. '23 – Dramatic Interpretation, 2nd Place
  • Grace N. '23 – Humorous Interpretation, 1st Place
  • Kanon I. ’26 – Humorous Interpretation, 2nd Place
  • Celine L. '24 – Impromptu Speaking, 1st Place
  • Emerson F. '26 – Informative Speaking, 3rd Place
  • Kayla A. '25 – Informative Speaking, 5th Place
  • Layla H. '23 – International Extemp, 2nd Place
  • Grace W. '26 – US Extemp, 2nd Place

Novice and JV Fall Speech:

  • Fiona Z. '25 – Spontaneous Argumentation, 1st Place
  • Sophie C. ’22 – Spontaneous Argumentation, 2nd Place
  • Stephanie C. ’25 – Extemporaneous Speaking, 2nd Place
  • Stephanie C. ’25 – Impromptu Speaking, 1st Place
  • Mia N. '24 – Humorous Interpretation 3rd place
  • Saba K. ’25 – Program Oral Interpretation, 3rd Place
  • Kayla A. '25 – Informative Speaking, 3rd Place
  • Sophie C. ’22 – Original Oratory, 1st Place

Fall Debate (Westridge took 3rd place in D2 Sweepstakes!):

  • Fiona Z. ’25 – Novice Congressional Debate , 2nd Place
  • Saba K. ’25 – Novice Congressional Debate, 4th Place
  • Saba K. ’25 – Varsity Congressional Debate, 5th Place
  • Celine L.'24 – Varsity Public Forum, 3rd Place
  • Claire C. '24 – Varsity Public Forum, 3rd Place
  • Tanya W. ’24 – Varsity Lincoln Douglas, 6th Place

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