Riverside Speech and Debate team win Queen City tournament

Published on Monday, October 24, 2016

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The Riverside High School Speech and Debate champions at the Queen City Tournament.

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The Riverside High School Speech and Debate champions at the Queen City Tournament.


The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team won the Queen City Tournament at Charlotte Catholic High School in Pineville, N.C., on Saturday.

Riverside beat out 30 schools from four states.

Individual event champions include Shalyn Drakeford in Novice Reading, Andrei Robu in Expository Speaking, and Allie Watts in Informative Speaking.

The complete list of Riverside winners:

First Place

Shalyn Drakeford, Novice Reading

Andrei Robu, Expository Speaking

Allie Watts, Informative Speaking

Second Place

Manu Budidi, Program Oral Interpretation

Ian Chiu, Expository Speaking

Shantal Gomez, Novice Reading

Arhum Kouser, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Novice

Devin Remley, Informative Speaking

Third Place

Sooruj Bhatia, Expository Speaking

Neil Gamopadhye and Nicole Patterson, Public Forum Debate, Varsity

Sonalika Karpe, Congressional Debate, Novice

Cindy Li and Matt Thomas, Duo Interpretation

Bobby Matthews, Novice Reading

Brooke Reid, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Novice

Fourth Place

Sooruj Bhatia, Humorous Interpretation

Rachel Harrington, Declamation

Abby Hickey, Congressional Debate, Novice

Pratamesh Ramasubramanian and Josh Woo, Public Forum Debate, Varsity?

Devin Remley, Original Oratory

Matt Thomas, Expository Speaking

Fifth Place

Michael Gallagher, Original Oratory

Shreya Tellur, Novice Reading

Sixth Place

Daniella Diaz, Dramatic Interpretation

Payton Frappier, Novice Reading

Julia Murray, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Varsity

Emma Simonis, Humorous Interpretation



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