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Douglas speech and debate carries home wins

Staff Reports

Douglas speech and debate competed against Galena High in Reno on Feb. 1-2, coming home with a host of titles.

The Tigers found themselves exceeding in domestic extemporaneous speaking, taking first, second and third in novice, while having three of the six finalists in the senior competition. –

Coach Paul Mileo said students did well all around, and the upperclassmen were proud of the new freshmen.

“It was great seeing so many of them placing,” said Douglas High junior Michelle Schilling.

“We’re very excited to see everyone having a good time and progressing,” added classmate Trent DeGiovanni.

On Feb. 1, the students competed in speech events. In novice duo interpretation, Jackson Kaylor and Connor Mone placed fifth, while Breanna Taylor and Grace Gautereaux took fourth from Carson Valley Middle School. From DHS, Ali Cronin and Johnny Jacoboni were awarded first place.

In senior duo interpretation, Isabella Bache and Jordan Vasse took fourth from Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, while Marley Ford and Nikki Anderson placed third from DHS. In novice expository speaking, Katlin Smith from CVMS placed first, while DHS’s Kai Stoll placed fifth and Dominque Groffman, also from DHS, took first in senior.

Finally, in novice domestic extemporaneous speaking, James Striplin placed third, Sedona Ewbank took second, and Cooper Whittemore placed first. In senior domestic extemporaneous speaking, Andy Frost placed sixth, Ross Hatley took fifth place, and Michelle Schilling placed second.

On Feb. 2, the debates took place with one team breaking into finals from DHS. Trent DeGiovanni and Michelle Schilling placed second in senior policy debate.

Mileo said a select few would be attending an invitational tournament at Berkeley University this weekend.