Seven CSISD students qualify for state speech and debate tournament

The Tiger Speech and Debate team won third place overall out of 26 competing schools in its most recent tournament held at Corpus Christi King High School, while the following students earned a trip to the state tournament:

  • Kevin Choi: Senate

  • Alex Coopersmith: Congressional Debate

  • Marley Hays: Humorous Interpretation

  • Shankar Srinivasan: United States Extemporaneous Speaking & Congressional Debate

  • Karna Venkatraj: Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, United States Extemporaneous Speaking & Congressional Debate

  • Sophia Woodward: Poetry

  • Taylor Zhang: Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking & Congressional Debate

Corpus Christi King Tournament Results:

  • Shankar Srinivasan: 1st Place- Domestic Extemp & 5th Place-Congressional Debate

  • Jeremy Rees and Seth Feagan: 1st Place- Duet Improvisation

  • Karna Venkatraj: 2nd Place Domestic Extemp, 3rd Place-Congressional Debate & Semi-Finalist- Original Oratory

  • Alex Coopersmith: 2nd Place-Congressional Debate, Semi-Finalist- Impromptu

  • Logan Meyer and Jose Bogran: 2nd Place- Duet Improvisation

  • Maria Sottille: 2nd Place- Novice Poetry

  • Taylor Zhang: 4th Place Foreign Extemp & 6th Place-Congressional Debate

  • Kevin Choi: 5th Place Domestic Extemp & Finalist-Congressional Debate

  • Jennifer Porter: 7th Place- Novice Prose

  • Marley Hays: 8th Place- Dramatic, Semi-Finalist Duet Improv & Semi-Finalist- Humorous

  • Lucas Cadle: 8th Place-Congressional Debate

  • Benjamin Lamb: Finalist- Congressional Debate

  • Alex Trevino: Semi-Finalist- Novice Prose

  • Pancho Mackin-Plankey: Semi-Finalist- Novice Prose

  • Sophia Woodward: Semi-Finalist- Duet Improvisation

  • Savannah Barrera and Mary Ray: Semi-Finalist- Duet Improvisation

The Texas Forensic Association State Tournament will be March 6-8 at Cypress-Creek High School.

The Tiger Speech and Debate Team is coached by Roy Rodriguez and Maggie Buikema.


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