Senior Harry Kern travelled to Salt Lake City this week for NSDA Nationals. He helped represent Team NJ in the World Schools Debate event as part of a five-member team with students from other schools. The team advanced to the national octafinals, earning tenth place overall! Harry also ranked as the 34th best speaker in the tournament out of over 425 total. Congratulations!
The NSDA runs two livestreams of the national final rounds in ALL categories. Visit this link to see the schedule (all times in MDT) and make sure to watch the best of the best in the country (and the world). Interp finals are particularly impressive if you have time to watch. Enjoy!
Attending a camp is the single most effective way to improve your skills as a speaker or debater. Going to camp is tough, though – waiting lists, costs, and travel can make it difficult. Luckily there are a few online camp options available.
- The NSDA runs online institutes for various events (PF, LD, Congress, Interp, OO, Extemp. As resource package subscribers, our students get the most discounted rate for these institutes. Check the dates to see if you’re available.
- 3P Speech offers options for online coaching and institutes for the summer at affordable rates.
Five RHS Forensics team members travelled to Sacramento, CA for Memorial Day weekend for the NCFL Grand National Championship.
Congratulations to senior Rachel Loia (Oral Interpretation) and the senior team of Alyssa Spagnuolo and Noah Taylor (Duo Interpretation) for placing in the top 48 nationally in their events as national octafinialists!
We will be hosting a lunchtime interest meeting for current 9-11 graders interested in learning more about Forensics/Speech and Debate. Please feel free to stop by with friends and spread the word – there will be food, and no commitments are necessary. Come learn about what we do, why we do it, and what you might be good at in B164 at lunch on Thursday June 2.
Congratulations to our new officers for the 2016-17 school year:
|Vice-President of Speech||Bryn Bennett|
|Vice-President of Debate||Ashley Huang|
|Captain of Speech||Kathryn Altman|
|Captain of PF/CON||Gitanjali Iyer|
|Outreach Director||Caitlyn Dempsey|
The Boosters are again offering an application for their yearly scholarship. Any senior member is eligible to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 12. Please see below for information.
Below is the election slate for our officer elections for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that uncontested or vacant positions will not be voted on. Remember to attend the candidates’ forum at lunch on Wednesday. Following the forum, check back here for the poll link, which will remain active for 24 hours.
Here are the results of our final local tournament of the year; congratulations to all who competed and qualified.
- Kara Sevola – 1st alternate in Dramatic Interpretation
- Harry Kern – World Team Debate
Harry will compete with four other debaters from New Jersey as a team in the World Schools Debate Tournament at NSDA Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT this June. Congratulations are in order if you see him!