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Hilltoppers Claim Governors Awards as Speech and Debate Team National Qualifiers Set to be Highlighted at Summit High's 'Face of Forensics' June 13

From left, Matt Wilson, Anne Borzner, James Cho, and Kimberly Lee. Not pictured, Matt Supran.
Sweet Home Alabama: The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team National Qualifiers heading to Birmingham.

SUMMIT, NJ - Five members of the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team -- Matt Wilson, Anne Borzner, James Cho, Matt Supran and Kimberly Lee -- have been honored at the Governor's Awards in Arts Education.

The quintet of Hilltoppers captured State Championships at the New Jersey Speech and Debate State Tournament -- Wilson and Borzner in Duo Interpretation; Cho and Supran in Public Forum Debate, and Lee in Dramatic and Program Oral Interpretation.

The Governor's Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation in the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent, and leadership of the award winners.

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"Faces of Forensics" Set for June 13

The Summit Speech and Debate Team will present a showcase of the 2017 Nationals qualifiers at the annual "Faces of Forensics" event June 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Summit High School Media Center.

Mentored by Speech Coach Anne Poyner and Debate Coach Jim Poyner, The Nationals qualifiers include: Rachel Blume, Yannick Nandury, Matt Colon, Hope Kovera, Grace Milsten, Mitchell Sink, Darby Ryden, Zack Olson, Stefania Valera, Gerard Apruzzese, Kimberly Lee, Matt Wilson, and James Badenhausen.

The 15 students will perform the events they will be competing in a the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, AL, June 19 - 23. The largest academic competition in the world, the NSDA National tournament will host more than 3,000 students from every state in the country.

"Faces of Forensics" is free and open to the public. Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.


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