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 Everett ’15 placed seventh with “Diogenes the Dog.” Chaminade’s first competitive trophy of any kind was won in 1954 by then-freshman speaker, Dr. Philip Nowlen ’57, according to Fr. Ted Ley, SM, who’s currently based at the Lalanne House on one of USC’s fraternity/sorority row streets in south Los Angeles.

 

Policy debater Leo Kim '15 (left) proudly stands next to the seventh top speech maker in California, fellow junior Michael Everett, speech coach Robert Lebeda (CSUN), sixth top speech maker statewide Ezinne Meremikwu '14, and debate coach Fasih Ahsan (UCLA) during the Sunday, April 27 California High School Speech Association championship awards ceremony. Photo provided by Mr. Lebeda.

Policy debater Leo Kim ’15 (left) proudly stands next to the seventh top DI speech maker in California, fellow junior Michael Everett, speech coach Robert Lebeda (California State University, Northridge), sixth speech maker statewide Ezinne Meremikwu ’14, and debate coach Fasih Ahsan (UCLA) during the Sunday, April 27 California High School Speech Association championship awards ceremony. Photo provided by Mr. Lebeda.