It was so busy yesterday that I did not get a chance to update the blog.
Here are the final standings for the folks I have not already listed:
Jasper Primack - 4th Place - U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking
Keith Henzer & Sachin Srivastava - 9th Place - Public Forum Debate
The Big News for the team is that we won an Outstanding Distinction Award. This award is given to the top 10 schools for combined entries in both speech & debate. This is the very first time that Newton South has won this award. It is the most prestigious award that a team can win. We are very excited!
We are also very excited for our New England District team members!
Shrewsbury won a School of Excellence Award for Debate
Nic Gerard, from Shrewsbury, place 3rd in the House
Jeff Heithmar, from Natick, placed 4th in Expository Speaking
Abhi Gupta, from Shrewsbury, placed 6th in the Senate
Anbo Wei (Needham) was a semi-finalist in the Senate
Marshall Sloane (Milton Academy) was a Quarterfinalist in U.S. Extemp
Hari Kumar (Shrewsbury) was an Octafinalist in International Extemp
Vrinda Agarwal (Acton-Boxborough) went 9 rounds in Lincoln-Doublas Debate
We celebrated together at a District Dinner after awards.