• Jan. 7, 2019

    Speech & Debate earns top marks

    Speech & Debate team The Upper St. Clair High School speech and debate team placed first overall and in debate as well as second in speech at the Sterner Steel City Classic on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Central Catholic High School. Fifteen high schools from throughout the Pittsburgh region competed in the tournament.

    Several individuals and teams eared high honors at the day-long event as follows: 

    Congressional Debate
    Caroline Wolfe - 1st place, Outstanding Speaker

    Rhea Punjabi, 2nd place
    Brandon Walker, 5th place 

    Duo Interpretation
    Amelia White and Ellen Duff, 2nd place 

    Extemporaneous Speaking
    Paarth Shankar, 2nd
    Hridhay Reddy, 3rd
    Rushi Kulkarni, 6th 

    Dramatic Interpretation
    Mayka Chaves, 2nd
    Bryce Keating, 5th 

    Humorous Interpretation
    Riwk Sen, 2nd
    Maddie Nolen, 5th 

    Risha Mahajan, 1st
    Annika Chaves, 4th 

    Original Oratory
    Neha Patel, 3rd 

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate
    Claire Chen, 3rd
    Sunny Chai, 5th 

    Public Forum Debate
    Mathena Jenka and Anika Sinha, 2nd
    Dina Leyzarovich and Meghan Joon, 3rd
    Dev Patel and Ashley Eichberg, 5th 

    Parliamentary Debate
    Arushi Khaitan, Eshita Chhajlani, Mallika Matharu, 1st
    Ayush Sharma, Chand Vadalia, Basir Khan, 3rd