Results From Recent Speech Tournaments
Posted 01/10/2018 10:44AM

Speech Tournament on December 17

The Pike School had a great showing at the December 17 Speech Tournament at RJ Grey Junior High School! Twenty-two Pike students competed in nine of the ten speech events; displaying a range of skills and interests from interpretation events to impromptu to storytelling to demonstration. For some students, the December tournament was their first time competing—go novices (in bold below)!

This tournament marked the first chance to compete in a final round in addition to the three preliminary rounds.

Children's Literature:
Lakshmi Bogelli
Nick Parker

Kris Aziabor
Patrick Chen
Angel Guo
Katharine Gutkoski 1st place
Rehan Kumble

Allie Zhang

Dramatic Performance
Leah Lvin 2nd place
Hamzah Safri
1st place

Prabhakar & Ryan 3rd place

Arnav Bhakta 3rd place
Arin Mehra
Evan Salhanick

Original Oratory
Jay Aziabor 5th place
Roma Kanchinandam
Rahul Ramineni
William Yue 4th place

Tanvi Khot
Scarlett Ruan

Rishi Roy 2nd place
Elijah Venetiou
3rd place

Speech Tournament on January 7

Snow days and freezing temperatures, didn't stop Nashoba Brooks from hosting the January 7, 2018 Happy New Year Novice Tournament. This tournament is the only novice event scheduled this year and our Pike novices were simply outstanding! Twenty-two novices, eight of whom are members of Pike's Preparation Speech team, competed in three rounds plus finals.

The novice tournament is also an opportunity for eighth grade veteran students to judge the competition. Thank you to our poised and professional student judges for representing Pike so well; Arnav Bhakta, Myra Bhathena, Ilinca Hirtopanu, Kayla Lang, and Emilia Sanz-Rios!

Children's Literature
Maeve Jackson 9th place
Alexander Lho
Nick Parker Honorable Mention
Rohit Ramineni

Kris Aziabor
Sudeep Chitrothu
Caleb Gerakaris 6th place

Julia Sanz-Rios 1st place

Dramatic Performance
Leah Lvin 7th place
Angelina Natale 5th place

Free Verse/Poetry
Evelyn Lewis 1st place
Elijah Venetiou 2nd place

Kenan Cakir 4th place
Ethan Lai 2nd place
Evan Salhanick 3rd place

Original Oratory
Jay Aziabor 5th place
Andy Du 7th place
John Moran 2nd place
Rahul Ramineni 1st place
Ayur Vallecha 4th place

German Sanz-Rios 2nd place
Dante Yepez 3rd place

The Pike School
Andover, Massachusetts

An independent, coed, day school for pre-kindergarten through ninth grade.

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