Looking back at the Harvard National Speech and Debate Tournament

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Students visited Cambridge, Mass. Feb. 17-19 to participate in The Harvard National Speech and Debate Tournament. The competition is an international tournament consisting of students all over the world competing in various public address, interpretation and debate events.

Here are our school’s winners:

Esther Oyetunji – Ketanji Brown Jackson Original Oratory Champion

Kennedy Hack-Juman – Humorous Interpretation 2nd Place Finalist

Medha Balaji – Program Oral Interpretation 3rd Place Finalist

Jaimee Canalejo – Humorous Interpretation 4th Place Finalist

Cristina Alvarez & Saphara Kelegama – Middle School Public Forum Semifinalists (Top 4 of 201)

Shreya is a senior here at American Heritage. Apart from Newspaper, she participates in clubs and extracurriculars such as Key Club, Model UN, YIS, HOSA, PBS and AASA. She loves writing, listening to music, watching TV shows and editing videos. She has been dancing for almost all her life and has a love for business and computer science. She plans on channeling these interests into her future career and exploring them further throughout high school. When she am not reading or rewatching Netflix shows, she is riding her bike or swimming in the pool.