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Speech and debate team shines at Reno High tourney

Special to The R-C

On Oct. 19-20, Douglas High’s speech and debate team ventured to Reno High School for their second debate tournament of the year.

In the semi-final round of policy debate, Douglas represented three of the four teams that had succeeded in making it to that level.-

On Oct. 19, the students performed entertaining speech events like interpretations and original oratories. From Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, Ali Cronin placed fourth, and Sydney Cotton took second in novice humorous interpretation.

Students from DHS who placed were Cooper Whittemore, taking fifth place in novice impromptu, and also Sedona Ewbank placing second. Also, Andy Frost placed sixth in senior foreign extemporaneous, while Ross Harley placed second in novice foreign extemporaneous.

On Oct. 20, the bus arrived at Reno High School early in the morning, ready for a new day of competing; it was time for the debate rounds to begin.

From Carson Valley Middle School, Grace Gautereaux and Jackson Kaylor placed second in novice public forum debate.

Emily Tuggle and Cooper Whittemore took third place in senior policy debate along with Sam Frost and Tim Hanifan.

Also, Trent DeGiovanni and Michelle Schilling placed second in senior policy. With a final award of first place speaker in policy to Trent DeGiovanni, the DHS speech and debate team came home with a great amount of trophies, knowledge and smiles.

They look forward to competing at Santa Clara University at their invitational tournament, which is a memorial to late coach and teacher Marty Cronin.-

The team also is preparing for their annual home tournament on Jan. 4-5.

Anyone who is interested in judging at that tournament is encouraged to contact coach Paul Mileo at mileop@gmail.com or (775) 220-9539.