The Seahawk Speech & Debate Team
The PHS speech and Debate team is off to an awesome start, earning honors at four large meets!
At the Gig Harbor HS Invitational, the Public Forum team Audrey Gainey & Katie Poplin earned an Excellence Award for their 4-2 record.
At the Whitman College Invitational, Public Forum debaters Dylan Jensen and Alec Dionne took 1st place (JV), and Katie Poplin & Audrey Gainey and Laurel Schley & Anna Marshall tied for third place (Novice). Alec earned a 3rd Speaker Award (JV), Dylan 8th Speaker (JV), Laurel 7th Speaker (Novice) and Katie 8th Speaker (Novice). Colton Chavez placed 6th in Expository speaking.
At the UW Tacoma Invitational, Public Forum team Laurel Schley and Anna Marshall went undefeated and earned a Superior Award. Katie Poplin and Audrey Gainey won a Superior Award for their 4-1 record. In Individual Events, JC Romero won 2nd place and a Superior Award for his Dramatic Interpretation, Audrey Gainey won 3rd place and a Superior Award in Impromptu Speaking, Laurel Schley won 3rd and an Excellence Award also in Impromptu Speaking.
At the Tahoma HS Golden Bear Classic, Public Forum debate teams Dylan Jensen and Alec Dionne earned 3rd place and a Semifinal Award and Laurel Schley and Anna Marshall earned a Quarterfinal Award for their 8th place finish. JC Romero placed 6th for his Dramatic Interpretation, and Anna Marshall placed 3rd in Impromptu Speaking.
With the season just beginning, we are looking forward to more awesome, more victories, more trophies!
Close Up -- Spring Break 2014!!!
Do you want to go to our nation's capital for a week of fun, learning about our history and government using Washington, D.C. as your classroom? Then join hundreds of other high school students from all over the nation and travel to Washington, D.C. during Spring Break of this school year. Organized by the non-profit Close Up foundation, this travel opportunity blends policy-making workshops, seminars on civic participation and our civic duty, and guest speakers from interest groups, government, and other organizations. Plus, you will get to experience Washington, D.C. up close.