McCollum HS Speech and Debate team earns awards


Congratulations to the McCollum HS 2016-2017 UIL Speech and Debate team for their outstanding performance at the UIL Academic District meet. The event took place at Southside HS on March 24-25.

Individual awards are as follows:


1st Place Serena Gutierres -12th

2nd Place Brooke Valdiviez - 11th


1st place Michael Roberts - 11th

5th Place Samantha Wilson - 11th

6th Place Madalin Rodriguez - 11th

Informative Speaking

2nd Place Jason Zertuche - 12th

4th Place Alicia Casas - 12th 

5th Place Christopher Gonzales - 11th

Persuasive Speaking

2nd Place Nicholas Quintero - 9th

3rd Place Celeste Ramirez - 11th

4th Place Christian Ferniz - 12th

Lincoln Douglas Debate

3rd Place Nicholas Quintero - 9th

4th Place Joshua Dominguez - 10th

The team placed second overall in the district and advanced a total of 10 individual students to Region in all five speaking events. Individuals advancing to Region are Serena Gutierrez, Brooke Valdiviez, Michael Roberts, Jason Zertuche, Celeste Ramirez, Alicia Casas, Joshua Dominguez, Christian Ferniz and advancing in two events is freshman Nicholas Quintero. 

The UIL Academics Region meet will take at UTSA on April 7. Good luck, Cowboys!

MHS Speech and Debate team group photo

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