Speech & Debate | February 2020 Update

Speech & Debate | February 2020 Update

The month of February was a busy one for the Chaminade Speech and Debate team.

Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament

February 12-17, 2020

After weeks of practice, over 30 students traveled to Cambridge for the Harvard National High School Invitational Forensics Tournament. Evan Fiscella '21 took fourth place in Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate out of a field of 240 debaters. Additionally, Charles Weiler '20, Nathaniel Bernich '21, and Liam McLaughlin '22 all advanced to elimination rounds. In the Speech categories, Paul Caruso '20 and John Cervantes advanced to elimination rounds in Drama, while Michael Bellia '21, advanced to elimination rounds in Extemporaneous. Jack Viscuso '21 advanced to elimination rounds in Student Congress.

NSDA National Eliminations in Debate

February 22, 2020

Following their stellar performance at Harvard, our students traveled to Regis High School for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Eliminations in Debate. Michael Bellia '21 qualified for Nationals in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Peter Voiutthas '20 and Charles Weiler '20 will attend Nationals as part of a Worlds Debate team made up of debaters from the New York City area.

NSDA National Eliminations in Speech

February 29, 2020

On Leap Day, 14 students attended the NSDA National Eliminations in Speech at Syosset High School. Paul Caruso '20 qualified in Programmed Oral Interpretation and Drama. Rules state that debaters may only participate in one event. Therefore, he has chosen Drama. Jack Viscuso '21 qualified in Informative Speaking, while James Cullen '22 qualified in International Extemporaneous Speaking.

The month of March is underway and proving just as busy, as the team will compete in elimination tournaments for the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament held in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. Stayed tuned for more updates from the Chaminade Speech and Debate team.


P.S. Save the date for our Speech and Debate Convocation dinner on Thursday, June 4, 2020.