Desert Vista Speech & Debate brings home state championship win

Desert Vista's Speech took top honors at the 6A AIA 2020 State Tournament, cementing a 16th year of wins. The school competed in the 6A AIA 2020 State Tournament - Division 1 at Willow Canyon High School on February 28th and 29th, 2020.

Here are the individual results:

DEBATE

Congress - House 1

  • 5th place - Sahil Khan (junior)
  • 6th place - Sydney Burns (sophomore)

Congress - House 2

  • 1st place - Emily Wong (junior)

Congress - House 3

  • 1st place - Isaac Kan (sophomore)
  • 4th place - Sita Sudhakar (sophomore)

Public Forum Debate

  • Octafinalists - Neha Karanjia and Logan Goswick (juniors)

Policy Debate

  • 1st place - Ali Ahd and Viviana Roman (freshmen)
  • 2nd place - Shirley Wang and Jeffrey Hsu (juniors)
  • Semi-finalists - Chase Laibe (senior) and Kenny Wang (junior)
  • Semi-finalists - Cole Brown (junior) and Christian Keesler-Evans (sophomore)

SPEECH

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • 3rd place - Amy Lindteigen (senior)
  • 4th place - Sahil Khan (junior)

Informative Speaking

  • 5th place - Kenzie Visnansky (junior)

Original Oratory

  • 3rd place - Maddie Dietrich (senior)

Prose Interpretation

  • 2nd place - Ariella Breyer (junior)
  • 3rd place - Rylee Sepiol (junior)

Poetry Interpretation

  • 1st place - Isabella Serra (junior)
  • 2nd place - Sophia Siekierski (sophomore)
  • 4th place - Rishik Chaudhary (sophomore)
  • 6th place - Nicolas Garnand (senior)

Program Oral Interpretation

  • 1st place - Ariella Breyer (junior)
  • 2nd place - Joey Deignan (senior)

Duet Acting

  • 5th place - Morgann Kelly and Daanish Daudi (seniors)
  • 6th place - Jasmin Biddle and Winston Schaumloffel (freshmen)

Humorous Interpretation

  • 3rd place - Sophie Rogers (sophomore)
  • 4th place - Lance Watkins (senior)
  • 6th place - Isabella Serra (junior)

Dramatic Interpretation

  • 1st place - James Rooney (senior)
  • 4th place - Emma Lee (senior)
  • 5th place - Sophie Rogers (sophomore)

Duo Interpretation

  • 1st place - Joey Deignan (senior) and Jeremy Elwell (sophomore)
  • 2nd place - Rylee Sepiol (junior) and Lance Watkins (senior)
  • 4th place - Emma Lee and James Rooney (seniors)

SCHOOL SWEEPSTAKES:

  • 1st place - Desert Vista High School