BVHS Speech and Debate News

Ten BVHS Students punch their ticket to the NSDA National Championships in Fort Lauderale, Florida this June 17-22.


Over the two weeks off for Spring Break, BVHS Speech & Debate competed in three tournaments:  The NSDA Southern California Qualifying Tournament in Congressional Debate at Century High School on Saturday, November 17, the NSDA Southern California Qualifying Tournament in Debate and Individual Events hosted on our own campus Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, and the San Diego Novice Last Chance Invitational at Helix Charter High School on Saturday, March 31.


The following is a list of National Championship Qualifiers:


Lincoln Douglas Debate                 Katherine Neuner (1st place) and Gilbert Neuner

Public Forum Debate                      Gilbert Rosal & Simon Vaillancourt (1st place)

Congressional Debate                    Tanner Hamilton (Senate)

World Schools Debate                   Ursula Neuner (District Selection)


Duo Interpretation                          Camila Tellez & Diego Dela Rosa (1st place)

Expository                                           Joseph Casey

Original Oratory                                Raquel Rivera


Bonita Vista High School won 1st place Sweepstakes at the Last Chance Invitational by a landslide with several first place finishes including Sophia Epley in Lincoln Douglas, Leonardo Yniguez & Paulina Zacharko in Duo Interpretation, Madison Geering in Oratorical Interpretation and Original Oratory.