Speaking of Victory

VHSL Conference 20 Forensics Tournament

Photo by: Donna DeMatteo
The Midlothian High School Forensics Speech Team valiantly wins the Conference 20 1st Place Team Trophy.

The Midlothian High School Forensics Speech and Debate Team has been busy over the past two weeks. Having successfully completed the VHSL Conference 20 Competition for Speech events, as well as Clover Hill Invitational (hosting both Speech and Debate events). It goes without saying that some recognition is in order for those members of the team who placed at the aforementioned venue(s). What remains now for the Midlothian squad is VHSL Forensics Speech 4A Regionals and VHSL Forensics Debate 4A Conference.

Midlo’s Speech and Debate Team won the 1st place Championship Trophy at the VHSL Conference 20 Forensics Tournament on February 4, 2017. Congratulations! Students finishing in 1st-3rd place advance to VHSL 4A East Regionals, hosted at Midlothian High School on February 25, 2017. Students who finished 4th place will serve as  alternates.

1st Place

Sam Bolstad – Storytelling

Mac Cartier – Impromptu Speaking

Mariha Junaid – Original Oratory

Justin Pollard – Serious Duo Interpretation

Billie VanStory – Serious Duo Interpretation

Joitree Alam – Humorous Dramatic Interpretation

Bethany Crisp – Extemporaneous Speaking

Nour Goulmamine – Humorous Duo Interpretation

Avnee Raje – Humorous Duo Interpretation

2nd Place

Michael DeMatteo – Impromptu Speaking

Yusuf Goulmamine – Prose Interpretation

Jackson Spencer – Original Oratory

Courtney Galligher – Serious Dramatic Interpretation

Quentin Phillips – Extemporaneous Speaking

Makayley Crisp – Storytelling

3rd Place

Noah Dorman – Prose Interpretation

Vincent Mangano – Poetry Interpretation

4th Place

Grace Gouyer – Poetry Interpretation


Midlo’s Forensic Speech and Debate Team placed second in both speech and debate at the Clover Hill Invitational on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The team took a relatively small squad this time, mostly due to team illness, but performed well in a tough, competitive field. Congratulations!

Bethany Crisp: 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking

Justin Pollard: 1st in Impromptu Speaking

Jack Stid: 1st in Public Forum

Palmer Ward: 1st in Public Forum

Hunter Pate: 1st in Novice Public Forum

Arman Nessar: 1st in Novice Public Forum

Mac Cartier: 2nd in Impromptu Speaking

Quentin Phillips: 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking