This past Saturday, we competed in our final novice tournament of the year at Cherry Creek High School. I'm so proud of how we finished out our novice season with the Bruin Novice tournament. Twelve novices from our team competed this weekend, and for most of them, this was their very first tournament. As with last weekend, several novices received recognition for their performance during the tournament.
- Colin McGuire, '15--Excellent in Congress, nominated for Best Speaker
- Khaled Abughoush, '17--Excellent in Congress, nominated for Best Speaker
- Alex Kuehn, '16--Superior (+ a Bear!) in Poetry
- Jade Felthoven, '18--Excellent in Original Oratory
- Charlotte Lartson, '17--Excellent in Dramatic Interpretation
I'm so proud of what all of our novices accomplished at this tournament, whether it was simply overcoming the anxiety of standing up in front of others to speaking, thinking critically about new topics for Congressional legislation, or working hard to bring another's words to life.
Special thanks to our four varsity judges, Simon Menso ('15), Jordanne Stobbs-Vergara ('15), Ngozi Idika ('17), and D'Andre Wiley ('17)! I know your help was so appreciated!
This marked our final novice competition--when we return from fall break, we'll be jumping into our regular competition season. I know our varsity members have been chomping at the bit to get out there and compete again! I'm excited for our new members to really get a chance to learn from their experienced teammates as the year progresses.