East Mountain High School Speech and Debate Team Wins 9 of 12 Awards at the Del Norte Congress Tournament
Posted November 22, 2015
On November 21st, the East Mountain High School Speech and Debate team competed at the Del Norte Congress Tournament. Of the twelve possible awards, EMHS took home nine. In Varsity Congress, East Mountain students swept the top four places and also took sixth. In Novice Congress, East Mountain students took second, third, fourth and sixth places. East Mountain’s Varsity Congress winners were Matt Bedeaux (1), Sofia Hoskins (2), Gina Sanchez (3), Ethan Wade (4) and Stara Wright (6). East Mountain’s Novice Congress winners were Tiffany Delgado (2), Kellen Nee (3), Isabel Weisberg (4) and Skylar Clayton (6). Other great performances were given by Emma Hotz, Katelyn Key, Zachary Hooker, Evan Chavez, Tanner Tange, and Anastasia Strader.
Posted November 14, 2015
East Mountain High School students Jessie Linder, ’17, Gina Sanchez, ’18 and Emma Hotz, ’18 recently learned that they qualified to the “Top 64” teams for the 15th Annual International Public Policy Forum. The International Public Policy Forum was founded in 2001 by the law firm of Bicker & Brewer in NYC. It is the only contest that gives high school students from around the globe the opportunity to engage in written and oral debate on the issues of public policy. This year’s forum was one of the largest ever, with students from schools in over thirty countries submitting essays to qualify to the top 64. The “Top 64” teams will now compete in a single-elimination, written debate tournament. Teams will continue to debate the topic, “Resolved: Genetically modified organisms are essential to global food security." Essays will be volleyed back and forth via e-mail and judges will select the advancing teams. This format continues until the final eight teams emerge. Those teams earn an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to compete in the IPPF Finals, where the IPPF Champion takes home a $10,000 grand prize.
Posted November 10, 2015
Congratulations to the following students who have been named to the new EMHS Cheer/Dance Team: Katie Apodaca, Willa Correia-Kuehn, Brandi Delair, Tiffany Delgado, Keely Doherty, Margeaux Greene, Sofia Hoskins, Delanie Nimmo, Cheri Portillos, Lotta Reiffert and Brittany Tuttle.