RFA Speech and Debate Team Place in Home Tournament

RFA Speech and Debate Team Place in Home Tournament
Posted on 01/24/2018
RFA Speech and Debate TeamRFA hosted its first speech and debate tournament on Saturday, January 20th. Forty students from New Hartford, Proctor, Mount Markham, Shenedehowa, McQuaid Jesuit and RFA competed.

RFA 11th grader John George placed second in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking. He also placed second in Intermediate Lincoln Douglas Debate. RFA 11th, Michaella Janes placed third in Intermediate Lincoln Douglas Debate and RFA 9th grader, Josh Bates placed third in Junior Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking.

Volunteer judges were: Superintendent of Schools, Peter Blake; Board of Education member, Timothy Safin; Former Board member, Louis Daniello; Instructional Coach for the District, Stacey Tiller, John Joy Principal, Andria Lacey; and LAN technical support specialist, Michael Bates.

RFA History Teacher, Michael Lacey is the speech and debate club advisor.

Photo left to right: Juniors, Anne Marie Lawrence; Michaella Janes; Senior, Derek Swift; Junior, John George and ninth grader, Josh Bates.

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