Welcome to the height of Speech and Debate season! The blitzes are filled with the sound of several speeches going on at once and the debate rooms have students hunched over computers preparing for their next speech.
The State Qualifying Tournament itself has competitors caught between varied feelings of fear and excitement as they make it through the 3 Preliminary rounds. Breaks are a team affair with events grouping together with the hope that several from their squad make it through. Awards are always the most nerve-wracking of the semester so far. Over a hundred speech kids from Archbishop Mitty attended the award ceremony which is filled with sobs of joy and happiness!
This State Qualifying tournament was no exception, but the success was well worth it! Overall, we qualified a total of 49 competitors to the State Championship Tournament.
To learn more about the atmosphere and competition of this tournament, check out the competitor quotes below!