By Pam Young
Bright and early last Saturday morning, seven VHHS students and their sponsors arrived at Seminole High School ready to compete in various speaking events. These students and their events were: Ryan Corrales, Informative Speaking, Viviana Sanchez, Samantha Cabezuela, and Noah Garcia in Prose Interpretation , Luna Urias in Poetry Interpretation , and Camille Uranga and Kyle Seyffert in Cross Examination Debate. At the end of the day, Noah made it to the Semis in Prose, and Camille and Kyle got 3rd place in Debate.
This was a meet where 20 schools were competing, many of them 4A and 5A schools. We are very proud of these students because they competed well and learned much at this event. The VHHS Speech Team will take a couple of weeks off, but next week the Academic teams will be competing at Wink High School, and the Monahans Invitational Meet on Feb 27th.
The entire UIL COMPETITORS speech and academic teams plan to travel to Plains High School for their UIL meet rounding out the pre- district competitions. The debate team made up of Camille Uranga and Kyle Seyffert will be competing in the Texas Forensic Association State Meet March 10-12 in Georgetown , Texas, and the UIL State Meet in Austin, March14-15.
District competition will be on April 2, 2016 in Fort Hancock.