The Apple Valley Speech Team was named as Team of Excellence (Top 5 in the nation) at the NCFL Grand National Tournament over the Memorial Day Weekend in Sacramento, CA. The tournament included over 500 schools and 2,000 students from around the country. AVHS took thirteen entries to the tournament and advanced eleven of those entries to the Top 48! Three of those entries placed in the Top 6 in the country, one of which (the Duo of Moti Begna and Stephanie Kahle) was named the National Champions. Here are some of the other highlights of the weekend.
Cassie Edlund, Trevor Taylor, Ari Rotty, Yassin Abasher, and Jane Michaelson were all quarter finalists.
The Duos of Claire Doty and Lauren Troldahl along with Teja Lawrence and Annabel Higgin-Houser were semi-finalists.
Mailana Carver placed fifth in the nation in Oral Interpretation.
Felipe Escuedro placed fourth in the nation in Dramatic Performance.
And Moti Begna and Stephanie Kahle were crowned national champions in Dramatic Duo!
Other participants included Reese Johnson and Halima Badri.