Speech and Debate

NFCFL Grand Finals, the circuit's National Qualifier, was held this past weekend at Buchholz High School in Gainesville. The following students placed within the top 6 in their events and thus earned a spot at CFL Nationals in May:

Jessica Timm & Amanda Aklan (1st place, Duo Interpretation)

Megan Wingard (1st place, Dramatic Interpretation)

Niamh Harrop & Mackenzie Jackson (2nd place, Public Forum)

Emily Wingard (4th place, Original Oratory)

Olivia Klepk (5th place, Original Oratory)

We had 4 seniors, 1 junior, and 2 sophomores qualify. Megan is also a first-year competitor. Olivia and Mackenzie have now qualified for CFL Nationals two years in a row, with Olivia doing so in two different events (last year in Lincoln-Douglas Debate). Congratulations to all our qualifiers!

West Orange HS Debate in LOVING UPenn!! Congratulations to Olivia Klepk and Nathan Bullock who went to Semis in Congressional Debate and Megan Wingard who went to Quarters in Dramatic Interpretation.