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MVHS Speech & Debate Show Well at 2019 CHSSA State Tournament
Posted 5/6/19


This past weekend was the Speech and Debate state championships. We did quite well and even placed as a top school in California for the first time ever!


The students who went were: Kazuki Nakashima, Katherine McGraw, Marco Carrasco, Julia Conley, Madi Martin, Maddie Juarez, Sean Conley, Sophia Kittell and Cipriana Rodriguez. 


Just qualifying for this tournament is an AMAZING accomplishment. Typically the top 3 or 4  out of hundreds qualify for each event. There are 4 "areas" in California and those that qualify (many teams don't qualify at all)  meet up for the best of the best once each year. 


With that in mind it is especially impressive that we had 3 competitors in the top 10.

  • Sophia Kittell competed in Original Prose and Poetry and placed 10th.
  • Cipriana Rodriguez competed in Oratorical Interpretation and placed 6th.
  • Sean Conley competed in Humorous Interpretation and placed 4th.

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