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Summit H.S. Forensics Team Captures Fourth First-Place Sweepstakes Win of Season, Seventh Overall

Greg Elliott

Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 9:40am

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Forensics Team won the First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at the Montville High School Speech and Debate Tournament.  The event was the largest local tournament of the year, with 33 schools competing.

The win marks the fourth First Place Sweepstakes Trophy, and seventh overall, for the Summit Team, who have placed in the top three at all seven of the New Jersey tournaments this year.  The team will next travel to the Harvard Speech tournament, February 15-17.

Individual team members placing in the final rounds included:

VARSITY LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE
 
Abin Alexander - First
 

JUNIOR VARSITY PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
 
Sukrut Sonty and Rachel Schwatz - Fourth
 

VARSITY PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
 
Phoebe Li and Nick Ritter - Sixth
Caroline Wohl and Jeff Berkowitz -Fifth
Doug Huneke and Jai Padalkar - Third
 

POETRY INTERPRETATION
 
Maddie Collins, Catie Floegel, Kira Ross - Semi-Finalists
Aissa Guindo - Fifth
 

PROSE INTERPRETATION
 
Zack Olson - Third
Alana Gartenberg - Second
 

HUMOROUS INTERPRETATION
 
Dana Berkowitz - Fifth
Zack Rissman - Fourth
Allison Scott - Third
Maginnis Buckley - Top Non-Advancing Novice
 
 
ORIGINAL ORATORY
 
Aissa Guindo  Second
 

ACTING IMPROVISATION
 
Matt Wilson -Sixth
Matt McGinn - Fourth
Bella Anidjar - Third
Sean McManus - Top Advancing Novice
 
 
IMPROMPTU SPEAKING
 
Helen Hardiman - Fifth
Chris Melka - Third
 

DUO INTERPRETATION
 
Samantha Theriot and Keller Gordon - Fourth
Sean and Keegan McManus - Third
 

DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION
 
Hope Kovera - Semi-Finalist
Keenan Buckley - Second

Kira Ross - Top Non-Advancing Novice

 
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