Seven team members attended the Wylie-North Lamar TFA tournament. Student, Grant Dominick, advanced to the Semi-Finals in International Extemp (IX) in a very tough tournament. This was a learning tournament for many of our students and we look forward to our next tournament.
Students of the Sherman Speech and Debate team competed at the Lindale tournament over the weekend. The students competed against 44 schools and over 350 students. Eight Sherman students competed at the tournament. The team finished with students qualifying for the NTDA Championship tournament in March, earning points toward TFA State in March and earning legs toward earning a bid to the NIETOC (National Individual Events Tournament of Champions) in Omaha, Nebraska in May. Students Michael Gajda and Kayson Bridges finished as Quarter-Finalists (top 8) in CX Debate, Lela Ramsey finished as a Semi-Finalist in Prose Interpretation, Jacobi Cantrell finished 4th in Congressional Debate and Sarah McGinn finished 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation.
Speech and Debate captures top honors at the Princeton Angel tournament: a tournament designed as competition for first year students mentored by veteran students (“angels”) as they compete. Sherman was the top performing school out of 12 area schools in Oral Interpretation. Sherman had 4 students finish in the top 6 in prose interpretation and 1 student finish in the top 6 in poetry interpretation. Great start for the first tournament of the year. Students also completed in Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and Congressional debate. These students did very well, but were unable to finish in the top 6 for the tournament.
Sara McGinn - (1st - Prose)
Emma Brockelman (2nd - Poetry)
Peyton Gaston (4th - Prose)
Hugo Govea (5th - Prose)
Chloe Jackson (6th - Prose)