First Speech Tournament Goes Well



Jen Loeung

Emilee Pease , Staff Writer

Ninety-eight percent of students participating in the speech and debate tournament on October 14 at Sandy High School placed and two who didn’t made it to the top panel. The tournament was a “sweep” said the speech coach Jen Loeung.  Everyone helped each other out and a lot of good skills were learned.

“It’s always a fun experience competing against other schools and personally it not only helps my speaking skills but I’m also able to connect with people from my school and other schools too,” said junior Miki Moua

“As a team we gained a lot of new members and the tournament helped us grow and connect as a team,” said senior Emma Dobesh.

Open LIEL (Literal interpretation of the English Language)

1st place Haoyuan Li

3rd place Xiao Haoyuan

Novice LIEL

1st place Marissa Ramos-Morales

2nd  place Tabarek Al Saood

Open Poetry

2nd Alex Saechao

Open Prose

2nd Rodrigo Vidal-Ornelas

Open After Dinner Speaking

2nd Matthew maillet

3rd Alex Saechao

Novice ADS

Kyla Singleton  took 2nd

Open Extemporaneous

2nd – Emma Dobesh


Novice Extemporaneous

1st Samuel Schuhl

2nd Jacob Schuhl


Novice Radio

3rd – Henry Dobesh


Open Duo – Interp

Miki Moua and Alex Saechao placed 3rd


Open Expository

Miki Moua made final panel


Novice Impromptu

Arthur Kunda made final panel


Open Parliamentary Debate

Matthew Maillet and Avery Brainard made final panel


Novice Parliamentary Debate

Safaa Adham and Jacob Schuhl placed first

Maurice Tyrell and Samuel Schuhl placed second