Woodcreek Speech and Debate

  • Woodcreek Speech and Debate team 2016-2017  

    Who are we?

    The Woodcreek Speech and Debate team, otherwise known as competitive forensics, is a competitive speaking team that represents the best public speaking ability Woodcreek High School has to offer. As a member of the National Speech and Debate Association and California High School Speech Association, we compete across California in a multitude of speaking styles and a variety of venues. 

    Speaker of the Tournament:

    Speaker of the tournament is a highly sought after award granted to one recipient after each tournament. The entire team votes for one individual who embodies coachability, positivity, drive, and a strong work ethic. For more information on previous recipients of this award, visit the blog page.

    Contact Information:

    For more information, contact the teams' coach, Mrs. Elko.

    melko@rjuhsd.us

    (916)-771-6565 (ext. 435)  

  • Woodcreek's S&D team spent the last two weekends competing for spots to the state championships. Between the two qualifers we earned 35 awards. In addition, senior, Brandon Bechler, was presented with the President's Award. This accolade acknowledges our 4 year competitors who have qualified for state.

    Only the top 4 finalists represents the leauge in any one event. Since some of the competitors listed qualified in more than one style of speaking, the blue font indicates the pieces chosen for championships: 

    Single/Double/Triple Finalists and State Qualifiers:

    Jonathan Davies, 4th place, Expository speaking 

    Dylan Deen, 2nd place, Original Prose and Poetry 

    Mark Mikityuk, 2nd place, Expository speaking 

    Amy Sommercamp, 3rd place, Orginal Advocacy 

    Brandon Bechler, 2nd place Duo Interpretation + Congress qualifer 

    Dana Bell, 2nd place Duo Interpretation + 3rd place Expository speaking 

    Tate Blas, 1st place Expository speaking + 4th place Impromtu speaking 

    Julia Chin, 4th place Orginal Advocacy + Congress Qualifier 

    Haylie Hawkins, 1st place, Orignal Prose and Poetry + alternate, Parlimentary debate 

    Sydeny Sherk, 2nd place, Thematic Interp + alternate, Orginal Advocacy + alernate, Parlimentary debate 

     

    Alternates:

    Tommy Hubbard, alternate, Congress

    Sequoia Porter, alternate, Congress 

    Natalia Jovovich, alternate, Original Prose and Poetry 

    Rebekah Kassardjian, alternate, Humorous Interpretation 

    Reece Rivera, alternate, Humorous Interpretation

     

    Semifinalists: 

    Original Prose and Poetry = Rebecca Bendzick, Haley Burke, Sophia Ceja, Julia Chin, Imene Smati

    Humorous Interpretation = Hunter Bos, Tommy Hubbard, Immanuel Lao 

    Brandon Bechler, Dramatic Interp.

    Robert Esty, Impromtu Speaking 

    Morgan Lobotzke, Orginal Oratory 

    Sequoia Porter, Original Advocacy 

    Amy Sommercamp, International Extemporaneous

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