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2014-2015 End-of-Year Update

posted Aug 27, 2015, 12:40 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 8:48 AM ]



- June, 2015 -
Congratulations to our Class of 2015 seniors.

This year, two of our graduating seniors spoke at the Commencement Ceremony held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.

Kirby Eule was selected to speak at the Graduation Ceremony.
Vica Hicks spoke as the Senior Class President.




- May, 2015 -
The team qualified six students to the NCFL Grand National Tournament held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Emily Burke, 11 qualified in Student Congress
Vica Hicks & Elina Kent, 12 qualified in Duo Interpretation
Jenna Radke, 9 qualified in Declamation
Natalie Zur & Ari Ghasemian, 11 qualified in Public Forum

In addition to qualifying to the NCFL Grand National Tournament, Natalie Zur & Ari Ghasemian also qualified to the NSDA's National Tournament in Dallas, Texas.




- April, 2015 -
The team qualified three students to the VHSL 6A State Debate Championships.
Rachel Geisel & Sophia Warnement, 10 and Emily Burke, 11 qualified in Student Congress.


- March, 2015 -
The Student Congress team captured First Place in WACFL Student Congress Sweepstakes.
This is the first time that Yorktown has captured this honor in the past five years. The team was ranked 3rd last year.

2014-2015 WACFL 3 Results

posted Dec 21, 2014, 4:50 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Dec 21, 2014, 4:53 PM ]

WACFL 3 at Lake Braddock SecondaryCongrats to all of our students who competed at WACFL 3 at Lake Braddock Secondary School.

Special shout out goes to:

Student Congress:
Emily Burke, on winning 2nd place. Emily has qualified to the MetroFinals tournament.
Kirby Eule, on placing 3rd. Kirby has also qualified to the MetroFinals tournament.
Samantha Williams, on continuing our five-year tradition on becoming our newest Outstanding Novice.


2014-2015 WACFL 1 & 2 Results

posted Nov 25, 2014, 3:08 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 3:10 PM ]

Congrats to the following students on their accomplishments at WACFL 1 and 2 tournaments.

WACFL 1
Public Forum:
Ari Ghasemian & Natalie Zur, on placing 3rd in the Varsity Division with a 4-0 record. They have qualified to the MetroFinals tournament.
Evan Cater & John Trainum, on placing 6th in the Junior-Varsity Division with a 3-1 record.

WACFL 2
Student Congress:
Emily Burke, on placing 3rd, Emily has qualified to the MetroFinals tournament.
Kira Sweetman, on becoming our newest Outstanding Novice.

Speech:
Elina Kent & Vica Hicks, on placing 3rd in Duo. Elina and Vica have qualified to MetroFinals.
Jenna Radke, on becoming the additional qualifier for MetroFinals in Declamation.

2013-2014 Award Banquet

posted Jun 19, 2014, 10:14 AM by Yorktown High School

The 16th Annual Award Banquet
CLASS OF 2014 - VARSITY LETTER HONOREES
The Varsity Letters are awarded to graduating seniors who have shown excellence in Debate & Speech and involvements throughout the years.

This year, we would like to honor: Liza Ayres, Genevieve Harner, Sarah Mosley, Enk Naran, and Ned Schweikert

AWARD PLAQUES for EXCELLENCE IN ACHIEVEMENTS IN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
The Award Plaques are given to the top two participants in each event category. This award honors the top students for their achievements in Debate & Speech.

This year, three award plaques were presented to a group of extraordinary young women for their achievements in Speech

LD: Lauren Berry and Lindsay Smith
SPEECH: Charlotte Crockett, Vica Hicks, and Elina Kent
PF: Catie Costello and Nick Varley
CONGRESS: Emily Burke and Kirby Eule


THE FRANCIS X. SOLOMON AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
This award was created this year in honor of the late Mr. Frank Solomon, whom sadly passed away before the start of the school year. Mr. Solomon was a great friend and supporter of the team for more than ten years. This award honors students who are dedicated and have excelled in Debate & Speech.

We would like to recognize the following students for their outstanding achievements as Inaugural Winners of the Award:

LD: Liam Carrington and Katherine Keane
Speech: Isabelle Foley
Public Forum: Sean Willner
Student Congress: Rachel Geisel, Christina Mack, Valerie Marshall, and Sophia Warnement

THE ELEANOR E. WRIGHT MEMORIAL AWARD
This award was created in honor of the late Ms. Eleanor E. Wright, former head coach of the team, President of National Catholic Forensic League, President Emeritus of the Washington-Arlington Forensic League, former director of VHSL's State Forensics tournament, and head-librarian at Yorktown. Ms. Wright passed away after suffering a massive stroke at a Student Congress tournament in February, 2003. This award recognizes parents, staff members, coaches, and volunteers who have contributed greatly to the team.

This award was not presented this year.

2013-2014 VHSL Debate Results

posted Apr 6, 2014, 6:39 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 6:39 PM ]

This page will be updated after 6A States Championship to be held on April 25th to 26th.

STUDENT CONGRESS
Our Student Congress team was able to send the largest delegation from the 6A North Region to the 6A State Debate Championship. Congratulations to the students below.
State Qualifiers: Kirby Eule, Rachel Geisel, Christina Mack, Valerie Marshall, and Sophia Warnement
State Alternate: Emily Burke

2013-2014 WACFL MetroFinals Results

posted Mar 11, 2014, 7:41 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 10:26 PM by Yorktown High School ]

Mrs. Solomon & the Duo Team of Victoria Hicks and Elina Kent
Updated: Speech's Duo team advances to Nationals.

Congratulations to all students who have competed at the WACFL MetroFinals Tournament.

Speech:
Vica Hicks & Elina Kent placed 5th in the Metropolitan Championships for Duo Interpretation. The Duo team qualified to the NCFL Grand Nationals to be held in Chicago, Illinois.


Student Congress team took 3rd Place at WACFLStudent Congress
Emily Burke, Kirby Eule, Rachel Geisel, and Valerie Marshall.
Our Student Congress team was able to take home the third-place trophy for the WACFL Congress Sweepstakes Award this year. This is a team effort and we congratulate all of those who have participated in the WACFL Congress tournaments this year.

Public Forum:
Catie Costello & Hunter Simmons
Andrew Burkholder & Nick Varley

Lincoln-Douglas:
Jack Iwanicki & Liam Carrington

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© 2014 Yorktown High School Debate & Speech Team.

2013-14 WACFL 5 Results

posted Mar 1, 2014, 9:43 AM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 7:51 PM by Yorktown High School ]

Congrats to the following students on their accomplishments at the WACFL 5 tournaments.

Speech:
Vica Hicks & Elina Kent on placing 6th in Duo Interpretation. They have qualified to the MetroFinals tournament. 

Students participating in Congress excelled at the WACFL 5 tournament claiming two medals in two chambers. Special shout out goes to:
Emily Burke, on placing 2nd.
Valerie Marshall, on placing 3rd.
Rachel Geisel, Ned Schweikert, and Kirby Eule on qualifying to the MetroFinals tournament.

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© 2014 Yorktown High School Debate & Speech Team.

2013-14 VHSL Forensics Results

posted Feb 4, 2014, 7:56 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Feb 18, 2014, 8:42 PM by Yorktown High School ]

PLEASE NOTE:
This post will be updated on March 29th, after students compete at the State Championships.

===REGIONAL RESULTS===
For individual events, special shout out goes to the students below. Charlotte will advance into States.

Prose: Liza Ayres (4th place)
Serious Dramatic Interp: Charlotte Crockett (3rd place)
Humorous Duo: Victoria Hicks & Elina Kent (4th place)

===CONFERENCE RESULTS===
Congratulations to the Yorktown HS Speech Team on taking home third at the first VHSL Liberty Conference 6 Forensics Championship.

For individual events, special shout out goes to the students below. These students qualified to the Regional Championship to be held on February 18th.

Extemp: Katherine Keane (3rd)
Prose: Liza Ayres (1st, Conference Champion)
Poetry: Isabelle Foley (2nd)
Serious Dramatic Interp: Charlotte Crockett (2nd)
Humorous Duo: Victoria Hicks & Elina Kent (1st, Conference Champion)

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2013-14 WACFL 4 Results

posted Jan 25, 2014, 6:19 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 5:47 PM by Yorktown High School ]

WACFL 4 tournament is done! We would like to thank the parents who volunteered to judge at the Congress tournament. Our students were able to capture honors in all of the categories we competed in. 

Speech:
Vica Hicks & Elina Kent on placing 2nd in Duo Interpretation. They qualified to Metro Finals. 

Student Congress:
Ned Schweikert, on placing 1st as well as being voted by peers as the Outstanding Senator.

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2013-14 WACFL 3 Results

posted Dec 15, 2013, 1:05 PM by Yorktown High School   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 3:29 PM by Yorktown High School ]

Students at the 2013-2014 WACFL 3 Mega Tournament
Congratulations to all the students who took part in 
the WACFL 3 mega tournamentWe would also like to thank the parents who volunteered to judge at this tournament. Our students were able to capture honors in all of the categories we competed in. 

For each individual event, special shout out goes to:
Lincoln-Douglas:
Lauren Berry on placing 5th with a 4-0 record in the Novice Division.

Public Forum:
Andrew Burkholder & Nick Varley on placing 2nd in the Junior-Varsity division. They qualified to Metro Finals and advanced into the Varsity division.

Speech:
Vica Hicks & Elina Kent on placing 3rd in Duo Interpretation. They qualified to Metro Finals. 

Student Congress:
Christina Mack & Sophia Warnement  on becoming our newest Outstanding Novices.

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© 2013 Yorktown High School Debate & Speech Team.

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