Wellington Speech & Debate did extremely well at the final virtual tournament of 2020, the PBCFL All-Varsity/All-Novice, December 12.
In Varsity Congressional Debate, Carolina Aguilera-Garza and Liam MacMahon each took first overall in their chambers, while Julie Hourdebaigt and Sofia Lynch were each second, and Kayla Cho sixth. Lynch also earned a gavel as a presiding officer in her chamber.
Gabriela Villagran placed fifth in Novice Congressional Debate.
In Original Oratory, Daniel Melton took second overall out of more than 20 entries
In Varsity Program Oral Interpretation, Jaiden Lagalo-Blinston took first; she also placed third in Varsity Dramatic Performance, while in Novice Dramatic Performance, Emma Stanfield placed fourth.
In Novice Extemporaneous Speaking, Colin Gibson placed fourth.
In Varsity Oral Interpretation, McKenna Wickers placed fourth.
In Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate, Tatyana Guillaume took second overall with a 2-2 record.
Four debaters earned advanced National Speech & Debate Association degrees. Harrison Winton surpassed 250 honor points and earned the Degree of Distinction, while three students – Tatyana Guillaume, Jaden Manrodt, and Mason Satterwhite – each earned the Degree of Honor (and their debate varsity letter) in surpassing 75 honor points.
In addition, six students earned their lifetime membership in the NSDA Honor Society: William Jackson, Simran Josan, Fairus Lopez, Isabella Munoz, Gabriela Villagran, and Ian Zambrano. Their certificates should arrive before classes resume in January.