South SDD ends state-qualifying season with first place sweepstakes

The Harlingen High School South Speech, Drama, and Debate team ended their state-qualifying tournament season with another first place sweepstakes win at the Tuloso-Midway Tournament this past weekend. The team ended up with 34 state qualifications. They will compete at the TFA State Meet in Plano on March 9-12.

Tuloso-Midway Tournament Results are listed below: Humorous interpretation: Jaime Gomez 1st place Mark Colmenares 2nd place Lauren Ponce 3rd place Christian Ingram 4th place John Duncan 5th place James Gracia 6th place Dramatic Interpretation; James Gracia 2nd place Valerie Luevanos 3rd place

Lauren Ponce 4th place Savannah Smith 5th place Christian Ingram 7th place Isabella Connell 8th place

Duo Interpretation : John Duncan and Jessica Durant: 1st place Nate Carney and Isabella Connell 3rd place Mark Colmenares and Natalie Perez Duet Acting Jaime Gomez and James Gracia 2nd place Jessica Durant and Christian Ingram 4th place Joseph Decilios and Lauren Ponce 5th place Valerie Luevanos and John Duncan 8th place Poetry: Jessica Durant 1st place Isabella Connell 2nd place Savannah Smith 6th place Novice Poetry; Natalie Perez 1st place Joseph Decilios 8th place Prose: Jaime Gomez 1st place John Duncan 2nd place James Gracia 3rd place Jessica Durant 6th place Savannah Smith 8th place Novice prose: Lauren Ponce 1st place Jojo Decilios 4th place Natalie Perez 5th place Informative: Chris Smith 1st place Hondo Garcia 2nd place Angela Gonzalez 3rd place Jojo Decilios 4th place Lucero Sauceda 5th place

Congress Debate: Lucero Sauceda 2nd place Chris Smith 5th place Program Oral Interp: Jessica Durant 2nd place Jaime Gomez 3rd place Valerie Luevanos 5th place Lauren Ponce 6th place Joseph Decilios 7th place James Gracia 8th place Lincoln Douglas debate: Chris Smith 2nd place Original Oratory: Angela Gonzalez 1st place Savannah Smith 5th place Hondo Garcia 6th place