Speech Drama Debate
Decemer 9, 2017
Vela Middle School placed 7th overall out of 24 schools that competed at the Veteran's Memorial HS TFA tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas this past weekend.
1st place- Levi Ince
2nd place- Abigail Burton
3rd place- Kole Kibler
4th place- Aaron Blount
5th place- Sadie Jensen
2nd place - Kole Kibler
4th place- Aaron Blount
6th place- Josh Cruz
6th place- Kole Kibler
8th place- Levi Ince and Aaron Blount
A huge congratulations to our semi finalists and NOVICE debaters who competed in VARSITY debate rounds.
We are proud of all of you!
Semi Finals in Novice Extemporaneous
Valeria Bautista and Matthew Heep
Competing in Lincoln Douglas Debate
Marcos Gonzales W,W,L
Competing in Policy Debate
Matthew Heep and Christopher Ringheanu W,L,L
Septemer 30, 2017
The Vela Speech Drama Debate team competed in their second tournament at Harlingen High School against middle schoolers AND high schoolers this past Saturday. There were over 500 students competing with over 800 entries. The majority are high schoolers with very few middle schoolers competing.
Vela MS had 10 students reach semi finals... 8th grader Valerie Garza and Abigail Burton reached Semi Finals in Novice Poetry. 8th graders Matthew Heep and Valeria Bautista reached Semi Finals in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking, and 8th graders Aaron Blount, Levi Ince, Valerie Garza and 7th Grader Gabby Sanchez reached Semi Finals in Novice Prose.
8th grader Caleb Davis advanced to finals and earned 8th place out of 88 high school and middle students in Novice Prose. 8th grader Kole Kibler advanced to finals and earned 4th place out of 88 high school and middle school students in Novice Prose.
Once again we were the only HCISD middle school that had kids in the finals. Our kids performed well and were good ambassadors for Vela MS. They will continue practicing and will compete again next month at PSJA High School.
Mr Isquierdo and I are extremely proud of the Vela Speech, Drama, Debate kids that competed and observed! We thank you for your support and encouragement as we continue training and representing Vela.
September 23, 2017
This past Saturday, the Vela Middle School Speech Drama Debate team competed at Harlingen High School South TFA Speech Drama Debate tournament. There were 889 entries at this tournament. We had 16 students compete in 21 events.
Levi Ince placed 4th out of 79 high school and middle students in Novice Prose. Valerie Garza placed 8th out of 78 high school and middle school students in Novice Poetry. Aaron Blount advanced to semi finals in Novice Poetry competing against high schoolers and middle schoolers. Kole Kibler advanced to semi finals in Humorous Interpretation which is a Varsity event.
Proud to say we were the ONLY HCISD middle school with students in the finals. Congratulations Vela Speech Drama Debate team!!!