Talking Rams Host First Conference of the Season

The speech and debate team competed in its first conference tournament of the season this weekend, which they also hosted! The team took on this tournament after the original host canceled a few weeks before the tournament, and Molly Beck, the team’s coach, said that she and the students were very thankful to be part of such a supportive school community in undertaking this event!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments!

​Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Hale Masaki (11) – 1st place
** Hale was ranked 1st by every judge!

International Extemporaneous Speaking
Sam Hiken (11) – 3rd place
Gavin Giuliani (10) – 4th place
Fayzan Ali (10) – 5th place

Original Oratory
Olivia Liu (11) – 2nd place

Radio Speaking
Anna Zhong (10) – finalist

Poetry Reading
Hale Masaki (11) – 5th place

Prose Reading
Olivia Liu (11) – 2nd place
Kevin Tan (10) – 3rd place

Storytelling
Eli Goldstein (10) – 7th place

Congressional Debate
Edward Wu (12) – 1st place
Levi Dyson (12) – 2nd place
Albert Liu (12) – 5th place and Permanent Presiding Officer

Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Connie Chen (10) – 3rd place

Policy Debate
Olivia Liu (11) and Hale Masaki (11) – Semifinalists
Eli Goldstein (10) and Kevin Tan (10) – Semifinalists

Public Forum Debate
Levi Dyson (12) and Edward Wu (12) – Semifinalists