Despite missing one of the three tournaments that makes up the tournament cycle and the team’s entry this Saturday being decimated by the flu, BVHS Speech and Debate found the strength and focus to earn Third Place Sweepstakes in SDIVSL’s last tournament before State Quals.
Junior Camilla Tellez lead the way by reaching finals in all three of her IE events, finishing first in Duo Interpretation with her partner Diego Dela Rosa, first in Original Advocacy, and fifth in Dramatic Interpretation.
Three other Barons triple finaled. Senior Simon Vaillancourt finsihed 2nd in National Extemp, 6th in Original Advocacy, and 7th in Impromptu. Junior Katherine Neuner placed 3rd in Original Advocacy, 4th in Expository, and 6th in Original Oratory. Freshman Madison Geering earned 4th in Original Oratory, 5th in Original Advocacy, and 6th in Impromptu.
Other finalists include Joseph Casey (1st in Expository), Gilbert Neuner (1st in National Extemp), Ursula Neuner (3rd in Expository), and Elleanor Wong (4th in International Extemp).