The speech and debate team swings back to the school year at the Pflugerville TFA Swing tournament
September 5, 2019
This weekend at the Pflugerville TFA Swing tournament, Bowie debate students competed for top positions in various speech and debate competitions.
Sophomore Erin Everette, junior Alyssa Shumaker, junior Connor Snow, and other members from the speech and debate team participated in the tournament.
“The Pflugerville tournament is basically two competitions, Pflugerville and Hendrickson, combined in one,” Everette said. “It’s a speech and debate competition and has events for both.”
This competition is not a typical debate event, but rather it focuses on specialties in speech and debate.
“This is not a debate event, but this is an oral interpretation event, a division of the speech and debate team,” Shumaker said.
The Oral interpretation events at the tournament test various interpretation skills.
“In all Oral interpretation events, a student or pair of students perform a work of literature, such as a book, movie or musical with a purpose behind it,” Snow said. “While duo interpretation is a partner event where you and your partner have to perform a piece without making eye contact or touching.”
Below are the results for the Pflugerville TFA Swing tournament 2019:
Jaden Davis and Connor Snow in Duo Interpretation- Pflugerville
Erin Everette in Novice Oral Interpretation- Hendrickson
Erin Everette in Novice Oral Interpretation- Pflugerville
Jaden Davis and Alyssa Shumaker in Duet Acting- Pflugerville
Connor Snow in Humorous Interpretation- Pflugerville
Jaden Davis and Connor Snow in Duo Interpretation- Hendrickson
Jaden Davis and Alyssa Shumaker in Duet Acting- Hendrickson
Ashlyn Dahl in Congressional Debate- Hendrickson
Ashlyn Dahl in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking- Pflugerville
Daniel Bamdad in Novice Oral Interpretation- Hendrickson
Kaia Pierce and Sydney Reinhart in Duet Acting- Hendrickson
Kaia Pierce and Sydney Reinhart in Duet Acting- Pflugerville
Ashlyn Dahl in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking- Hendrickson
Alex Paulson in Congressional Debate- Hendrickson
Elliot Crunk in Informative Speaking- Hendrickson
Daniel Bamdad in Novice Oral Interpretation- Pflugerville
David Findley in Prose Interpretation- Hendrickson
Jaden Davis in Dramatic Interpretation- Pflugerville
David Findley in Poetry Interpretation- Hendrickson
Elliot Crunk in Informative Speaking-Pflugerville
David Findley in Prose Interpretation- Pflugerville
Nadia Petru in Novice Oral Interpretation- Pflugerville
Kaelie Douglass in Novice Oral Interpretation- Hendrickson
Quarterfinalists (top 8)
Conner Williams and Katie Golson Public Forum Debate-Pflugerville
Conner Williams and Katie Golson Public Forum Debate-Hendrickson
The tournament in Pflugerville was the start of the school year for the speech and debate team.
“These tournaments occur nearly every Saturday throughout the fall semester,” Shumaker said.