TAPPS 6A State Overall Academic, Speech, and Debate Champions
To God be the glory! He gives us all gifts and He has given the kids and the coaches on this team so many. It is a joy to hear them congratulate each other (and their competitors) and lift each other up. We get one time for our entire team to compete together so it is truly amazing to see how they exemplify the idea of "team" with that one opportunity.
We were for the first time in school history TAPPS 6A Overall State Champions in Academics, Speech, and Debate.
Debate 6A Champions. The debaters went 13-4 on Monday and won our first debate sweeps championship.
A. Degges, quarter-finalist
V. Goh, semi-finalist
C. Scott, semi-finalist
Speech 6A Champions. Our fourth consecutive title. Our speech kids were AMAZING. M. Otten won the Virginia Worth top speaker award.
Sweep of Prose Interpretation: M. Otten, State Champion
W. Flynn, 2nd
G. Feray, 3rd
Persuasive (extemporaneous) Speaking: A. Degges, 2nd
K. Covington, 4th
V. Goh, 5th
Solo Acting: G. Feray, 3rd *auto qualified for Nationals in solo acting
M. Otten, 5th
W. Flynn, 7th
Sweep of Duet Acting: W. Flynn and R. Fast, State Champions
G. Feray and M. Otten, 2nd
L. Quinones and J. Cook, 3rd * auto qualified to Nationals in duet
(the other two scenes had qualified earlier)
Poetry Interpretation: M. Otten, 3rd
W. Flynn, 6th
Original Oratory: C. Scott, 4th
L. Quinones, 5th *2nd bid in oratory, qualified to Nationals
A. Arego, 6th
Academics - our highest score total ever.
Ready Writing: A. Price, State Champion
W. Flynn, 4th
Yearbook (2016-17 book): 8th
Current Events: A. Jackson, State Champion
Number Sense: S. Groeschel, 2nd
Spelling: S. Groeschel, State Champion
F. Scalise, 6th
Literary Criticism: S. Feinberg, 6th
Social Studies: A. Scott, 8th
Spanish: A. Scott, 7th
Let me end with God - all glory to Him. Our verse this year is: "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord."