Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament
(February 23, 2014)
This new tournament was spotted by Emily about a month ago, and the team decided to give it a shot. All competitors were limited to one event, and only a sampling of the normal fair was offered, but it was a nice little tournament nonetheless. Marlon Poroj led the team with a 1st Place finish Dramatic/Humorous Interpretation. In Impromptu, the field had only 14 competitors, but that doesn’t mean the competition was easy. The top two slots were taken by a couple of four-year veterans, after that Elco’s mostly rookie team grabbed the next four slots (Emily Mercer #3; Albert Tang #4; Sophia Funkhouser #5; Hilda Velásquez-Galvez #6) .