Hendrickson/Pflugerville Swing on Aug. 31st and Sept. 1st
The Westlake Speech and Debate Team finished 2nd overall on the Hendrickson side of the swing!
Grapevine Classic on Sept. 7 & 8
Ali Slimi (left) and Miles Dintzner (right) advanced to the semifinal round and earned a TOC bid! David Morales (middle) is our consultant and was instrumental in helping the boys advance to semis.
Apple Valley MinneApple Tournament in Minneapolis on Nov. 2 & 3
These are the students who went to Minneapolis for the MinneApple tournament (from R-L): Andrew Lee, Jason Luo, Cassidy Reynolds, Miles Sigel, Preston Williams, Ali Slimi, Miles Dintzner, Michael Dodgin, Rachel Li, Nicolas Ho, Xuechen Yin, Owen Robertson, Anisha Reddy, Yasmine Daghestani.
The Glenbrooks Tournament in Chicago on Nov. 17, 18, 19
At the Glenbrooks Tournament just outside of Chicago, Junior Maddie Szoo won 4th place overall in Original Oratory. Maddie was competing against 160 of the top students in the country. Maddie also advanced to the semifinal round (the top 12 in the tournament) of Program Oral Interpretation. Senior Ali Slimi and Junior Miles Dintzner, and Senior Nicolas Ho and Sophomore Jason Luo advanced to the Double Octafinal round of Public Forum Debate. They earned a Silver TOC bid for this result. Sophomore Xuechen Yin and Junior Preston Williams compiled a 5-2 record in preliminary rounds and just missed advancing to elimination rounds.