The Pike School Speech Team hosted the 2021 Happy New Year Novice Speech Tournament this past Sunday, January 10. Seven schools and 127 students competed in this virtual tournament consisting of three preliminary rounds and one final round.
Pike had a strong presence with 22 novices participating in Sunday’s tournament with half of them breaking to the final round (places listed below). All novices have a lot to be proud of. It takes practice, determination, and a love for speech to jump into a virtual competition. Well done everyone!
Pike’s eighth grade Speech Team students had the opportunity they were waiting for. A chance to judge a tournament! We are so grateful for the dedication and support of these 11 students. Thank you for your help!
The Massachusetts Middle School Speech League’s next tournament open to all novice and veteran Speech Team students will be Sunday, January 24. Go Pike!
Janice Wong. Children’s Literature 6th place
Nisreen Dohadwala Children’s Literature Honorable Mention
Julia Glick Children’s Literature
Grace Murphy Declamation
Lawrence Luo Declamation 6th place
Gentry Thatcher Declamation
Ethan Ly Declamation
Josh Kang Declamation
Colin Bissonnette Declamation
Derek Yin Declamation
Caitlin Ly Declamation
Saisha Bhosle Declamation
Kelvin Ma Demonstration 2nd place
Shaan Behara Demonstration 3rd place
Maxwell Lisuwandi Demonstration 1st place
Ariel Shepherdson Free Verse/Poetry 1st place
Charlie Domina Impromptu
Gavin Murphy Impromptu
Yash Vallecha Original Oratory 4th place
Zach Sarmanian Storytelling 4th place
Niki Tavakoli Storytelling 2nd place
Ryan Sullivan Storytelling 6th place
Darius Karbassi Storytelling 3rd place
Eighth Grade Judges: