Student News


Talon Talent

By Executive Editor Louinn Lota The Talon won its first international competition, setting school history. Talon featured artist, junior Bailey van Tassell’s “Jesus Mosaic” won First Place for Illustration in the Youth Journalism International 2015 Excellence in Journalism contest. A May 7 announcement made at YJI headquarters in West Hartford, Conn., also […]


Beating Bellarmine

Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif., dominated Policy Debate for a decade, until seniors Jeremiah Cha and Leo Kim handed them a crushing defeat at the California High School Speech Association’s state championship in Murrieta, Calif., April 17-19. Because of Chaminade, the all-male, Jesuit school did not place in […]


Arguably the best

By Talon Contributor Bobby Lebeda, ‘Nade Speech & Debate Head Coach A lucky 13 Chaminade Speech & Debate Society team members will compete April 17-19 at the California state championships in Murrieta, with most of the tournament-bound students seniors who grew up with the program. “Our league, the Tri-County Forensic […]


First National Speech Champ

By Talon Contributor Head Coach Bobby Lebeda, ‘Nade Speech & Debate Society Michael Everett ’15 became Chaminade’s first-ever national champion speech maker, picking up first place against 450 competitors June 19 in Overland, Kan., in the category of impromptu speaking. About 7,000 students from across the United States competed in […]


Top 10, my friends

Out of 307 Dramatic Interpretation competitors in the California High School Speech Association’s statewide tournaments, two of 15 Chaminade Speech and Debate Society members placed in the top 10 in the championships April 25-27 in Modesto. Senior Ezinne Meremikwu placed sixth with her performance of “A Thousand Sisters,” and Michael […]