Students succeed in speech and debate


Molly Jager

Eleonora Yordanova, 11th grade, qualified for the national tournament.

      On February 19th and 20th, the speech and debate team attended the district grand finals tournament. Lily Watts, Eleonora Yordanova, Ava Remus, and Hannah Moore all qualified for the national tournament, and competed on Memorial Day weekend. First year speech and debate member Eleonora Yordanova explained her recent performance. “I performed 28 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa, and my performance had to be 10 minutes long. While performing, I had to act, and transition between characters seamlessly. I chose 28 Pebbles because it is based off Sandy Hook, and I wanted to lean about it more.” Eleonora recently won the dramatic interpretation performance.  

     Lily Watts, 11th grade, said she enjoys being on the speech and debate team. “I’m part of a community of really great kids, not only from this school, but from all the other schools in our Florida Sunshine District.” Lily has been on the team for 3 years, and was extremely successful this season. “To qualify for NCFL Nationals, I had to break for the top 8 bracket of Lincoln Douglas debates.Lily and Eleonora are 2 of the 4 students that will be attending the nationals. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the speech and debate team, contact Mr. Yarbrough at [email protected] or visit portable 6.