Summit H.S. Forensics Team Captures Fourth First-Place Sweepstakes Win of Season, Seventh Overall

February 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Forensics Team won the First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at the Montville High School Speech and Debate Tournament.  The event was the largest local tournament of the year, with 33 schools competing.

The win marks the fourth First Place Sweepstakes Trophy, and seventh overall, for the Summit Team, who have placed in the top three at all seven of the New Jersey tournaments this year.  The team will next travel to the Harvard Speech tournament, February 15-17.

Individual team members placing in the final rounds included:

Abin Alexander - First

Sukrut Sonty and Rachel Schwatz - Fourth


Phoebe Li and Nick Ritter - Sixth
Caroline Wohl and Jeff Berkowitz -Fifth
Doug Huneke and Jai Padalkar - Third

Maddie Collins, Catie Floegel, Kira Ross - Semi-Finalists
Aissa Guindo - Fifth

Zack Olson - Third
Alana Gartenberg - Second

Dana Berkowitz - Fifth
Zack Rissman - Fourth
Allison Scott - Third
Maginnis Buckley - Top Non-Advancing Novice
Aissa Guindo  Second

Matt Wilson -Sixth
Matt McGinn - Fourth
Bella Anidjar - Third
Sean McManus - Top Advancing Novice
Helen Hardiman - Fifth
Chris Melka - Third

Samantha Theriot and Keller Gordon - Fourth
Sean and Keegan McManus - Third

Hope Kovera - Semi-Finalist
Keenan Buckley - Second

Kira Ross - Top Non-Advancing Novice


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