Eleven Speech & Debate Team Members Compete in Tournament

Michelle H. Daino
Eleven members of the Mount's Speech and Debate team competed at Morris Catholic High School in the Paterson Catholic Forensics League. 

Our Mounties performed extremely well, and we are very proud of them! 

Tournament Honorable Mention (for earning the point total of at least 27 points over 3 rounds)
  • Akshaya Karanam '24 (Extemporaneous Speaking) - 28 points
  • Maria Pasqua '26 (Declamation) - 27 points
  • Aayushi Arvikar '24 and Mikayla Sharif '24 (DUO) - 28 points
Tournament Round Leaders (for placing top 3 in their category after all 3 rounds)
  • Zoe Schack '24 (Original Oratory) - 1st place
  • Aayushi Arvikar '24 and Mikayla Sharif '24 (DUO) - 1st place
    Maria Pasqua '26 (Declamation) - 1st place
  • Grace Glynn '23 (Oral Interpretation) - 2nd place
  • Akshaya Karanam '24 (Extemporaneous Speaking) - 2nd place
  • Victoria Fekete '24 (Oral Interpretation) - 3rd place
Special mention to our newest competitors this year who are performing well and gaining experience! 
Manuela Roncancio-Roldam '26 (Declamation) and Sabrina Tse '26 (Oral Interpretation)

And a final special mention to our seasoned competitors who stepped out of their comfort zone to try a brand-new category!
Taryn Murphy '23 and Melissa Ramirez '24 (DUO)

And a final thank-you to our parents who volunteered to judge at Morris Catholic. We appreciate all that you do for our team!
Justin Schack, father to Zoe, and Gnana Karanam, father to Akshaya.
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