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ANDERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE SUMMER CAMP!!
The 2016-2017 Anderson Speech and Debate Summer Camp provides an introduction to speech and debate for interested students who have never competed in the activity, and also offers current members of the Anderson Speech and Debate Team the ability to prepare competitive material for the upcoming school year. Students are introduced to new people and receive valuable instruction in the many events that make up competitive speech and debate. This free camp is typically held at Anderson High School in late July/early August. Dates for 2015-2016 season are Saturday, July 30th – Sunday, August 7th at Anderson High School from 10:00 – 2:00pm (with a 30-minute lunch break). Camp is mandatory for all students enrolled in all the Speech & Debate Classes (Debate II, Debate III, Public Speaking III, Oral Interpretation III, After School Speech and Debate). Students enrolled in Debate I do not have to attend this free camp, though it would be extremely beneficial. Note: If you are also participating in Anderson Band Camp, please notify Mr. Dupont.
The parent meeting will be Thursday, July 28th in the Anderson Library at 7pm. This is a very important meeting to discuss requirements, dues, tournament schedule and expectations. If you have any questions about the camp or Speech and Debate, please contact Mr. Dupont.
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    SHOWCASE! Saturday, May 7th at 7pm and Sunday, May 8th at 3pm.

    Tickets available from Speech and Debate students. $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    Anderson High School’s award-winning Speech & Debate Team presents a SHOWCASE of some of this year’s best and most entertaining public speaking, debate and oral interpretation pieces.  In a rare opportunity, the community is invited to witness original debates and humorous and dramatic performances by some of Austin’s most talented and nationally-ranked students.

    Come and see for yourself why this talented group of students consistently sweeps tournaments!

    You can also volunteer at event. To help out please visit:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48aaae2fa13-speech

     

    All event proceeds (minus event costs) support the Speech & Debate Team by assisting students with financial need and helping to pay for tournament judges, coaching expenses, team travel and other team expenses.

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    CONGRATS to our amazing team!

    Wishing you the best this weekend at

    TFA State Tournament!

    Break a leg!!

    CONGRATS TO ALL THE STATE QUALIFIERS

    Victoria Benningfield (Congress, DX)  Seung Joh Cho (PF)     Amelia Crowe (HI)

    Kelsey Currens (Senate)                     Bryce Foster (PF)         Marlee Goodman (PO)

    Jeremy Greene (CX)                           Caroline Griggs (OO)    Callum Harralson (PF)

    Sara Hosseini (PF)                              Sesh Joe (LD)               Emma Kehne (FX)

    David Koeller (PF)                               Tessa Lillis (Duo)          Steven Manning (DX)

    Isaac Martin (Congress)                      Ava Patterson (Duo, HI, DI)  Anindu Rentala (PF)

    Ben Rogers (DX)                                Natanya Schnyer (FX)     Chandler Scott (CX)

    Aaron Seroussi (Congress, FX)         Christian Soenen (PF)     Isaac Swedlow (LD)

    James Thomason (LD)                       Zak Turner (PF)              William Wallock (PF)

    Josh Wright (PF)                                 Veronika Holm (HC)

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    The Anderson Speech and Debate Team was in action this weekend and qualified the following students for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Salt Lake City:

    Natanya Schnyer (Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking), the teams of Seung Joh Cho and Bryce Foster and Anindu Rentala and Christian Soenen (Public Forum Debate).  Sponsors Nathan DuPont and Brandon Forinash state, “Qualifying for NSDA Nationals is an amazing accomplishment as it shows that these students are among the best in the country in their event.”  We congratulate our team on this amazing finish – maybe a school record to qualify five students for Nationals but we are checking on that.  Good luck in Salt Lake City!!!

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    BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS TRAVELLING TO BERKELEY!

    GOOD LUCK TO

    Isabel Cameron, Marlee Goodman, Tess Lillis, Ava Patterson, Anindu Rentala, Natanya Schnyer, Aaron Seroussi, Christian Soenen, Isaac Swedlow, James Thomason, Jeremy Greene, Bailey Dettmer, William Wallock and Bryce Foster!

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    ALL TIME RECORD FOR STATE! 28 TEAM MEMBERS QUALIFIED!!! CONGRATS!!!

    TEAM WINS 2ND PLACE OVERALL AT ATKINS TOURNAMENT!!

    This Saturday the Anderson Speech and Debate team traveled to Akins High School to compete against some of the best teams from the Austin area. In Dramatic Interp Ava Paterson placed 2nd and qualified for TFA State. In Humorous Interp Charlotte L’Amie placed 6th, Amelia Crowe placed 5th, Marlee Goodman placed 2nd, and Ava Patterson won 1st place. In Original Oratory Tessa Lillis placed 3rd and Caroline Griggs placed 4th. In Duo Interp the partnerships of Isabel Cameron-Marlee Goodman and Ava Patterson-Tessa Lillis placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, and qualified for TFA State. In Congressional Debate Isaac Martin reached the final round and placed 8th. In Public Forum Debate Ben Rogers won the top speaker award and the partnership of Ilisha D’Souza and Grace Ann Hornfischer made it to the semi-finals. In Domestic Extemp Aaron Seroussi placed 6th and Steven Manning won 1st place, qualifying for TFA State! The team walked away from the Akins tournament winning 2nd place overall! The Anderson Speech and Debate team has already qualified 28 students for TFA State, setting a new school record!

    CONGRATS TO THE TEAM MEMBERS WHO PLACED AT AUSTIN HIGH THIS PAST WEEKEND!!

    Emma Kehne – 1st in Foreign Extemp

    Ava Patterson – 2nd Place in Poetry and in Humerous Interp

    Isaac Martin – 2nd in Congress

    Caroline Griggs and Marlee Goodman, 4th in Poetry

    Ben Rogers – 5th in Domestic Extemp

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    Congrats to all the students below who have qualified for State!

    Callum Harralson in Public Forum

    Josh Wright in Public Forum

    Anindu Rentala in Public Forum

    Christian Soenen in Public Forum

    Seung Joh Cho in Public Forum

    Zak Turner in Public Forum

    Bryce Foster in Public Forum

    William Wallock in Public Forum

    Jeremy Greene in CX

    Chandler Scott in CX

    Natanya Schnyer in Foreign Extemp

    Sesh Joe in  Lincoln Douglas

    Isaac Swedlow in Lincoln Douglas

    James Thomason in Lincoln Douglas

    Ava Patterson in Humorous Interp, Duo-Interp

    Tessa Lillis in Duo- Interp

    Sarah Hosseini in Public Forun

    David Koeller in Public Forum

    Aaron Seroussi in Foreign Extemp and Congress

    Victoria Benningfield in Domestic Extemp and Congress

    Caroline Griggs in Original Oratory

    Bailey Dettmer in Lincoln Douglas

    Isaac Martin in Student Congress

    Emma Kehne in Foreign Extemp

    Ben Rogers in Domestic Extemp

    Steven Manning in Domestic Extemp

    24 wonderful students! This number will definitely keep growing as we have an incredibly strong and gifted team!

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    Lake Travis Tournament Results

    Anderson finished up the Lake Travis tournament in 3rd place overall!

    Amazing results for a small and dedicated group!

     

    In Foreign Extemp Aaron Seroussi wins 1st and qualifies for TFA State!

    Isaac Martin places 3rd and Emma Kehne places 5th

    In Domestic Extemp, Victoria Benningfield wins 1st place and qualifies for TFA State!

    In Congress, Victoria Benningfield places 1st, Aaron Seroussi 3rd and Isaac Martin places 5th

    In Original oratory Caroline Griggs places 2nd, Isabel Cameron 3rd and Lauren Schulke 5th

    In Humorous Interp, Amelia Crow places 3rd and Marlee Goodman takes 6th place

    In Duo Interp, Amelia Crowe-Anna Whitehead place 4th and  Marlee Goodman-Isabel Cameron place 5th

    In Prose, Caroline Griggs places 4th.

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    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

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  • This past weekend the Anderson Speech and Debate Team competed at the University of Texas Longhorn Classic Tournament.

    The UT Tournament is the largest tournament in Texas and draws competition all the way from Florida to California. The following students reached the Semi-Finals round of their individual event, placing them in the top 28 of over 100 competitors in the field:

    Caroline Griggs in Oral Interpretation

    Ellena Dickerson in Original Oratory

    Natanya Schnyer in Domestic and Foreign Extemp.

    Natanya also qualified for the Extemporaneous Speak Tournament of Champions (TOC) based on her performance at this tournament and her other incredible performances throughout the year. This is an incredible accomplishment as only a select number of students in the country ever qualify for the TOC.

    In Congressional Debate Victoria Benningfield reached the Semi-FInals round.

    In Lincoln Douglas debate Anderson qualified three students for the elimination rounds with Bailey Dettmer and James Thomason reaching the Triple Octafinals and Isaac Swedlow reaching the Double Octafinals round.

    In Public Forum Debate Anderson also qualified three teams for the elimination rounds. The teams of Nathan Evans-Emily O’Toole and William Wallock-Bryce Foster reached the Double OctafinalS.

    The team of Anindu Rentala-Christian Soenen reached the Quarter Finals in Public Forum.

    CONGRATS TO ALL

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    GLENBROOKS AND ROUND ROCK KUDOS

    Congrats for a strong showing at Glenbrooks in Chicago!

  • Anindu Rentala and Christian Soenen made it to the Double-Octo Finals in Public Forum, competing against the top 32 teams in the nation!

     

    Congrats to all those who participated in Round Rock High School tournament this weekend! We had great results from a small but dedicated group of students ended the tournament with some outstanding results.

    In Public Forum Debate Sarah Hosseini and David Koeller reached the Semifinals and qualified for the TFA State tournament.

    In Domestic Extemp Kelsey Currens placed 4th, Ben Rogers placed 2nd, and Steven Manning won the tournament!

    In Original Oratory Benningfield placed 3rd and Caroline Griggs won the tournament!

    In Foreign Extemp Isaac Martin placed 3rd.

    In Lincoln Douglas Debate  Sesh Joe reached the Semifinals.

    In Congressional Debate Josh Wright placed 5th, Evan Papadakis placed 4th, Isaac Martin placed 3rd, and Victoria Benningfield placed 2nd.

    In Prose  Charlotte L’Amie placed 6th.

    In Poetry Caroline Griggs placed 6th and Nikki Campbell placed 5th.

    In Duo Reagan Baechle-Elizabeth Barton placed 4th and Amelia Crowe-Anna Whitehead placed 3rd.

    This was a young group with many freshman who showed the strength and bright future of the Anderson Speech and Debate team!

     

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    Congrats to all the students below who have qualified for State!

    Callum Harralson

    Josh Wright

    Anindu Rentala

    Christian Soenen

    Natanya Schnyer

    Sarah Hosseini

    David Koeller

    This number will definitely keep growing as we have an incredibly strong and gifted team!

 

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    CONGRATS TO ALL THE SPEECH AND DEBATERS THIS PAST WEEKEND AT CEDAR RIDGE!

    This past weekend the Anderson Speech and Debate Team traveled to Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock and finished with some outstanding results.

    In Humorous Interp Amelia Crowe reached the final round and earned 6th place.

    Isabel Cameron and Marlee Goodman took home 6th place in Duo Interp.

    In Dramatic Interp, Ava Patterson won 6th place.

    In Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Anindu Rentala won 4th place, Natanya Schnyer won 5th place, and Isaac Martin won 6th place.

    In Lincoln Douglas debate James Thomason reached the Semi-Finals and Sesh Joe reached the Quarterfinals.

    Jeremy Greene and Chandler Scott reached the Quarterfinal round of Policy Debate.

    In Public Forum, the Anderson team finished the preliminary rounds with the top four teams in a field of tough competition. The teams of Sarah Hosseini-David Koeller and Emily O’Toole-Nathan Evans reached the Quarterfinals, Zak Turner and Seung Joh Cho reached the Semifinals.

    The team of Anindu Rentala and Christian Soenen brought home first place without dropping a single ballot throughout the entire tournament.

WAY TO GO ANDERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE!

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    CONGRATS TO ALL THE WONDERFUL FINISHES  @ BOWIE!

    Nathan Evans Top Speaker PF

    Ava Patterson 3rd Place in HI

  • Victoria Benningfield 3rd place DX

    Ben Rogers 4th NX

    Aaron Seroussi 6th place Congress

    Caroline Griggs 6th Place in OO

  • Callum Harralson 6th place DX and 8th Congress

    Anindu Rentala and Christian Soenen Quarters PF – they have now qualified for State!

  • Remember our next Booster Club meeting will be this coming

    Thursday, November 12th at 7pm in Mr. Dupont’s room – 147

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    CONGRATS to the team for taking

     3rd Place in Sweepstakes at Austin High Tournament!

     

    Kudos to these great team members!

    In PF Josh Wright wins the top speaker award!

    In VLD Isaac Swedlow wins the top speaker award!

    In NLD Carina Howlett wins the top speaker award!

    In Duo Ava Patterson & Tessa Lillis take 1st place!

               In DX Natanya Schnyer places 1st and Callum Harralson places!             

    In FX Aaron Seroussi placed 2nd, Emma Kehne 3rd and Anindu Rentala placed 6th!

    In Novice Extemp Seung-Joh Cho places 4th.

    In Poetry Caroline Griggs places 4th and Eva Patterson places 5th

    In Novice Poetry Gina Perkins places 5th!

    In Impromptu Aaron Seroussi takes 5th Steven Manning takes 6th!

    In Original Oratory Lauren Schulke places 6th!

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    KUDOS ON A SUCCESSFUL

    TROJAN CLASSIC TOURNAMENT!

    Thank you to all our wonderful parent and student volunteers who made the tournament a great success.

    Kudos to our coaches Mr. Dupont and Mr. Forinash!

    We would like to thank all our sponsors for supporting us!

  • We would like to thank Mangia’s, Krispy Kreme, Taco Cabana, Pok-e Jo’s and Starbuck’s for all the excellent food!
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    KUDOS TO ANDERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM!!

    GREAT JOB AT PFLUGERVILLE!!

    Audrey Guilloteau wins Novice LD!

    Callum Harralson and Josh Wright take 2nd place in PF!

    Natanya Schnyer wins 1st Place in IX and Christian Soenen takes 5th place!

    In Congress Martin takes 4th, Aaron Seroussi takes 5th, and Natayna Schnyer takes 6th!

    In Original Oatory Isabel Cameron takes 6th place!

    In Dramatic Interp Ava Patterson wins 6th!

    In Humorous Interp Amelia Crowe takes 6th place.

    In Duo Ava Patterson- Tess Lillis take 6th!

    In Prose Charlotte L’Amie wins 6th!

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    KUDOS ON THE

    GRAPEVINE TOURNAMENT!

    Congratulations to Natanya Schnyer for placing 3rd in FX

    Congratulations to Marlee Goodman for placing 6th in Poetry

    William Wollock and Bryce Foster for making it to Double Octo-Finals in PF

     

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    Congratulations On A Job Well Done!

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    ANDERSON TAKES SECOND PLACE SWEEPSTAKES AT HENDRICKSON!

    Public Forum Teams Christian Soenen and Anindu Rentala & William Wollock and Bryce Foster close out Public Forum Finals!

    Anindu Rentala wins 3rd place speaker in Public Forum

    Goeser, Cassar, and Currens made Novice Extemp Finals!

    Natanya Schnyer wins 2nd in FX.

    In Novice Prose wins Charlotte L’Amie wins 1st Place & Reagan Baechle 3rd Place

    In Duo Ava Patterson& Isabel Cameron win 6th place!

    Tessa Lillis wins 6th in Prose

    In Novice Extemp: Daniel Goeser  wins 2nd, Emelie Cassar gets 4th, and Kelsley Currens – 5th.

    In Congress:Natanya Schnyer – 4th, Aaron Seroussi – 6th and Victoria Benningfield – 7th

    Victoria Benningfield 5th in DX

    Jeremy Greene and Chandler Scott made it to Semis of CX.

     

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    UPCOMING Booster Club Meetings

    Please mark your calendars for our 2 Fall Booster Club meetings.

    Thursday, September 10th in Mr. DuPont’s room – RM 146 7pm

    Thursday, November 12th in Mr. DuPont’s room – RM 146 7pm

     

    PLEASE JOIN THE BOOSTER CLUB!!

    WE NEED YOUR PARENT SUPPORT! PLEASE JOIN AS A MEMBER OF THE SPEECH AND DEBATE BOOSTER CLUB. FORM IS AVAILABLE UNDER THE FORMS SECTION.

    Our fundraiser with Snap-Raise and joining the Booster Club are two different entities. The fundraiser is for us to raise funds and support from friends and family while the Booster Club is for the parents to join and support the team. Joining at any level is welcome!

     

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    PLAN ON ATTENDING THE ANDERSON SPEECH AND DEBATE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT!!
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT 7PM
    WESTOVER HILLS CHURCH
    SUMMER CAMP BEGINS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8-16TH at the Library
    10am- 2pm
    Meet new and existing Booster Club parents at Starbucks on Anderson Ln. right after drop off on Saturday, August 8th. This is a great informal way to meet other parents and ask any questions you may have.
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    BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!!

    Anderson High School’s award-winning Speech & Debate Team presents a SHOWCASE of some of this year’s best and most entertaining public speaking, debate and oral interpretation pieces.  In a rare opportunity, the community is invited to witness original debates and humorous and dramatic performances by some of Austin’s most talented and nationally-ranked students.

    Come and see for yourself why this talented group of students consistently sweeps tournaments!

    All event proceeds (minus event costs) support the Speech & Debate Team by assisting students with financial need and helping to pay for tournament judges, coaching expenses, team travel and other team expenses.

    Volunteer for Showcase!

    We need you!  There are lots of ways to contribute to making Showcase a success.  Help out during the performances, bring  drinks, and/or make treats for the concession stand.  Signup Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4bada62ca0f58-speech

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    So proud of Nikki!

    Nikki representing AHS so well!

    Anindu, Christain, and Nikki at Glenbrooks

    Anindu, Christian, Nikki at Glenbrooks

     

    Students at Grapevine

    Students at Grapevine

     

    Trojans come in 5th at the Longhorn Classic

     

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    Trojans win 2nd Place at Hendrickson Tournament

     

    Hendrickson Tournament 2014

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    Trojans win 2nd Place at Akins Swing Tournament

     

    Trojans Win 1st Place Sweepstakes at the
    17th Annual UT Longhorn Classic

    Longhorn Classic 2013

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    Trojans Win 4th Place Sweepstakes at
    Connally

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    Trojans Win 3rd Place Sweepstakes at
    Pflugerfille

    Pflugerville 2013

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    Trojans Win 3rd Place Sweepstakes at the
    Grapevine Classic

    Grapevine Classic 2013

    AHS Trojans at the Grapevine Classic

    AHS Trojans at the Grapevine Classic

    AHS Trojans at the Grapevine Classic

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    Trojans Win 1st Place Sweepstakes at
    Hendrickson

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    Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Team

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    10th Place at TFA State!