Judging at the State Tournament

Are you interested in judging at our state tournament? Please use the following links to sign up!
Sign up here for judging for our Feb. 26-28 dates: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45acab2fa1f85-state
Sign up here for judging State Congress on Jan. 31: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45acab2fa1f85-newmexico
To find out more about judging our events, check out the helpful videos at this link:http://www.speechanddebate.org/aspx/video.aspx?navid=&pnavid=
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New updates!

Coaches! Please note some important updates to the website.
The “Upcoming Tournaments” link has all the information on upcoming invitational tournaments.

The “Congressional Debate” link has the finalized docket of legislation for invitational tournaments held this 2014-2015 school year.

Don’t miss these important links!

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2014-2105 Fall Coaches Meeting

The new Speech and Debate season has begun with the Fall Coach Meeting at Albuquerque Academy the morning of August 23rd. 25 coaches from around the state have gathered to set the tournament schedule and update the state manual.

 

 

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New Mexico Represents in Kansas City

From June 15-20, a record TEN schools from New Mexico attended the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Kansas City! New Mexico was well-represented with many outstanding performances. Congratulations to all the students and coaches who attended!
A special congratulations to Michael Chavez from Albuquerque Academy who was a national finalist in Prose and finalist for National Student of the Year! Also, congratulations to PJ Nyland of East Mountain High School for making the final round of Congressional Debate!

 

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Birmingham Nationals 2013

New Mexico had one of its best showings in many years at this year’s National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama! Congratulations to all the students, coaches, and teams! You make New Mexico proud!

Student Recognition
New Mexico was well represented in Birmingham this year, seeing one of our district’s top performances at Nationals in many years. From East Mountain, James Clarke took 6th place overall in Congressional Debate and Nick Kennedy was a quarter-finalist in International Extemp. From Albuquerque Academy, Alex Prossnitz and Jason Liou qualified to the top 30 in Public Forum Debate. From Los Alamos, Caitlin Haynes qualified to three elimination rounds in Lincoln Douglas Debate, placing her in the top 50. From Desert Academy, Isaac Green and Ariadne Ellsworth also qualified to three elimination rounds in Public Forum Debate.

Many students from New Mexico also had impressive finishes in supplemental events.

Coach Recognition
At the Diamond Coach Ceremony, three of our coaches received their first diamonds. Susan Ontiveros from Albuquerque Academy, Janet Newton from Los Alamos, and Carolyn Connor from Jemez Mountain Home School were all recognized with a diamond award this year.

School Recognition
The Principal of East Mountain High School, Douglas Wine, was recognized as the Principal of the Year. East Mountain was also named a Debate School of Honor.

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Congratulations to all State competitors!

New Mexico Speech and Debate Crowns State Champions

The New Mexico Activities Association and the New Mexico Speech and Debate Association are pleased to announce the state champions from this year’s State Tournament held at the Santa Fe Courtyard Marriott from February 28-March 2, 2013. The tournament saw participation from over 350 students from 25 different schools. New Mexico has one of the most competitive speech and debate programs in the nation and participation is growing every year.

FULL RESULTS

Overall School State Champion: East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: La Cueva High School

Limited Entry Sweepstakes
1st Place: Desert Academy
2nd Place: Rio Grande High School
3rd Place: Jemez Mountain

Speech Sweepstakes
1st Place: East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: La Cueva High School

Debate Sweepstakes
1st Place: La Cueva High School
2nd Place: Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: East Mountain High School

James Akin Outstanding Student of the Year: James Clarke from East Mountain High School

Debate Coach of the Year: Margo Batha from Los Alamos High School

Speech Coach of the Year: Louanne Schulte from Zuni High School

Varsity Policy Debate
State Champion: Naftali Burakovsy and Sam Baty from Los Alamos High School
2nd Place: Victor Wu and Grace Su from Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: Ria Mazumdar and Raya Koreh from Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: Shay Moon and Aquene Reid from Taos High School

Novice Policy Debate
State Champion: Jennifer Hsu and David Bejarano from Taos High School
2nd Place: Matt Bedeaux and Max Kolomaznik from East Mountain High School
3rd Place: Deanna Garcia and Emily Hong from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Ben Lopez and Marisa Michealson from East Mountain High School

Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate
State Champion: Eric Eridon from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Ari Echt-Wilson from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Savannah Bustillo from Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: Greg Ottino from St. Pius X High School

Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
State Champion: Jarrod Jeffcoat from La Cueva High School
2nd Place: Emilie Reese from East Mountain High School
3rd Place: Katherine Wang from Los Alamos High School
3rd Place: Tessa Chrissman from V. Sue Cleveland High School

Public Forum Debate
State Champion: Jason Liou and Alex Prossnitz from Albuquerque Academy
2nd Place: Gabrielle Corona and Nicholas Elden from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Samsara Durvasula from Albuquerque Academy
3rd Place: Shelley Dai and Anand Macherla from La Cueva High School

Congressional Debate
State Champion: James Clarke from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Ariadne Ellsworth from Desert Academy
3rd Place: Caitlin Haynes from Los Alamos High School

Dramatic Interpretation
State Champion: Julia Lu from Albuquerque Academy
2nd Place: Katelin Martinez from Rio Grande High School
3rd Place: Geordan Majewsji from Albuquerque Academy

Humorous Interpretation
State Champion: Jessi Green from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Jonah Scott-Fernandez from Rio Grande High School
3rd Place: Julia Lu from Albuquerque Academy

Oral Interpretation
State Champion: Ceryn Schoel from Desert Academy
2nd Place: Jonathan Haase from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Sonya Swarts from Cibola High School

Duo Interpretation
State Champion: Marc Lucero and Tena Bentley from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Gabrielle Corona and Rachel Fang from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Sofia Figueroa and Vanessa Mancilla from Albuquerque Academy

International Extemporaneous Speaking
State Champion: Griffin Merians from Santa Fe Prep
2nd Place: Nick Kennedy from East Mountain High School
3rd Place: Matthew Davenport from Jemez Mountain

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
State Champion: James Clarke from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: PJ Nyland from East Mountain High School
3rd Place: Ria Mazumdar from Albuquerque Academy

Original Oratory
State Champion: Andre Green from Jemez Mountain
2nd Place: Taylor Bacon from Desert Academy
3rd Place: Jessica Depies from La Cueva High School

Expository Speaking
State Champion: PJ Nyland from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Maria Kelley from La Cueva High School
3rd Place: Dhanizar Zefananda from Rio Grande High School

Impromptu Speaking
State Champion: Sean Glover from East Mountain High School
2nd Place: Kayla Matteucci from St. Pius High School
3rd Place: Forest Anderson from East Mountain High School

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Thank You for Judging!

Thank you for agreeing to judge at the 2013 New Mexico State Championship Tournament! The tournament is being held Feb.28-Mar.2 at the Santa Fe Courtyard Marriott. For more information on your role as the judge, click here: http://www.nmdebate.org/?page_id=531

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Nov-Dec Tournaments Updated

Congratulations to Los Alamos High School for hosting their 50th Annual Tournament!

Check the Upcoming Tournaments link to find the invitations and schedules for the upcoming Zuni Tournament and Rio Grande Tournament.

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Tournament season has begun!

Have you checked out the Tournaments link yet?
There, you will find the invitation and legislation for the upcoming Rio Grande Congress Tournament!
Also, you will find the link for the East Mountain Top of the World Tournament.
Don’t miss out on these great competitions!

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Fall Coach Meeting-August 25th

All New Mexico Speech and Debate coaches, both new and returning, should attend the Coach Meeting on August 25th at La Cueva High School. The meeting will begin at 8:30am. The hope is to finish all important business by lunch time.  New coaches are invited to have lunch with members of the Executive Committee.

 

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