Sophomore Ryan Town (lower left) finished first in Humorous Interpretation becoming one of two Chaminade Speech and Debate Society members qualifying to the National Forensic League U.S. championships in Kansas. Junior Michael Everett (top row right) placed second in the Dramatic Interpretation category and heads to Kansas as well. Chaminade placed so well at the March 29-30 tournament in Fullerton that we won the Overall Sweepstakes and the Debate Sweepstakes. The rest of the team: Senior Ezinne Meremikwu (top row left to right) juniors Leo Kim, Axel Sarkissian, Jeremiah Cha, Michael Everett. Sophomore Ryan Town (lower left), Speech Coach Bobby Lebeda, who attends Cal State Northridge, and junior Ashlee Macalino. Photo by Mrs. Mimi Town, Ryan’s mom.
Sophomore Ryan Town, first in humorous interpretation of “Star Wars,” an electronic-book, and junior Michael Everett, second in dramatic interpretation of “Diogenes the Dog,” are heading to Overland, Kansas over summer break to represent Chaminade and the state of California in the U.S. championship tournament of the National Forensic League, after their No. 1 and No. 2 respective wins in a March 29-30 regional qualifier tournament at Fullerton Union High School in Fullerton, Calif., triumphing in rounds despite strong aftershocks to a 5.1 quake that struck March 28. UPDATE May 19 – Ashlee Macalino ’15, who placed fourth, also in dramatic interpretation, has qualified to compete in Kansas as a first alternate. Photo by Mrs. Mimi Town.