Summit High School students competed at the Tennessee High School Speech and Debate League (THSSDL) District III Championship Tournament on Saturday, March 13.
This competition involved nearly 170 students on teams from public and private schools from the mid-state area and was held at Summit High School. All SHS students advanced to the State Championship in different events and will travel to Morristown, TN on April 23rd.
Going on to State in their event:
Jared Schmidt – impromptu speaking
Sara Kaparos – Solo acting
Hannah Burton – Costume and set design
Nathan Morgan – Storytelling
Lily Marshall – Dramatic Interpretation
All SHS students who competed on Saturday are eligible for State Student Congress including:
Speech and Debate (formerly known as Forensics), is not just giving speeches and arguing. There are many different events in which one can participate:
Extemporaneous Speaking (US & International)
Public Forum Debate
Oral Interpretation of Poetry
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Theatre Set Design
Theatre Costume Design
Summit’s Speech and Debate team is coached by Robert Collard and Jackie Zigelsky.
Front Row: Julia Cushey, Sara Kaparos, Lily Marshall, Jared Schmidt, Jackie Zigelsky. Back Row: Robert Collard, Nathan Morgan, Austin Cushey, Hannah Burton. Not pictured: Rob King.