Speech Qualifies for the Tournament of Champions
October 22, 2018
Fluvanna competed in its first forensic tournament of the season on Oct. 18. Over 20 schools competed in both speech and debate. Over 35 Flucos competed, with almost 12 new students joining the team, as well as FCHS teacher Luke Divine who has taken the new role of Assistant Debate Coach.
“We are excited about the upcoming season,” said Speech Coach Craig Edgerton.
Over 20 schools competed from around the Shenandoah Valley, including all of the schools in the VHSL 3A Region.
The following students placed in the top 6:
1st, Simon Skinner, Storytelling
1st, Evie Benson, Prose (first-time competitor)
1st, Alex Pellicane, Extemporaneous
1st, Cameron Taylor, Dramatic
1st, Justin Hamill, Humorous Duo (first-time competitor)
1st, Jakob Shifflett, Humorous Duo (first-time competitor)
2nd, Lilly Dobrin, Prose
2nd, Emily Sprouse, Dramatic
2nd, Lea Cianfrani, Original (first-time competitor)
3rd, Paul Nazari, Humorous
3rd, Danielle Sumner, Original
4th, Allie Hanson, Dramatic
4th, Trinity Haynes, Serious Duo
4th, Delaney Hammond, Serious Duo
4th, Caroline Fields, Extemporaneous
4th, Hollyn Pleasants, Storytelling
6th, Jordyn Palmer, Storytelling
6th, Malcolm O’Malley, Impromptu (first-time competitor)
These qualifying students will participate in the Tournament of Champions to be held in January of 2019.