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Quintet of Summit High Speech and Debate Team Members Earn First-Place Finishes as Team Claims Runner-Up Spot at NJ State Tourney

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The Summit High Speech and Debate Team added to their silverware collection at the recently New Jersey State Championship Tournament.
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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Five Hilltoppers -- Kimberly Lee, Matt Supran, James Cho, Matt Wilson, and Anne Borzner -- took the top spot in their events -- earning a scholarship award and recognition at the upcoming Governor's Awards -- and the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team claimed second place in the New Jersey State Championship Tournament at Hunterdon Central High School. 

Summit High School will host the New Jersey Speech and Debate League (NJSDL) District Tournament March 17-18, with the event determining which New Jersey students will advance to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Birmingham, AL, this upcoming June.

The host school will showcase its District competitors at their annual 'Face of Forensics' event March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Summit High School Media Center (library) -- a free event open to the public.

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At the recently-concluded New Jersey State Championship Tournament, individual honors included:

Varsity Forum Public Debate

Matt Supran and James Cho - First Place

Novice Public Forum Debate



Alex Supran and Eray Sabuncu - Semifinalists

Duo Interpretation

Matt Wilson and Anne Borzner - First Place
Grace Milsten and Hope Kovera - Second Place
Keegan McManus and Sean McManus - Third Place
Alexa Carlson and Annika Carlson - Sixth Place

Dramatic Interpretation

Kimberly Lee - First Place
Matt Wilson - Second Place
Zack Olson - Third Place
Hope Kovera - Sixth Place

Program Oral Interpretation

Kimberly Lee - First Place
Stefania Valera - Second Place
Gerard Apruzzese - Fourth Place
Kerry Kovar - Semifinalist

Humorous Interpretation

Bella Anidjar - Third Place
Cate Esposito, Annika Carlson, and James Badenhausen - Semifinalists

Impromptu Speaking

Ethan Zucker - Seventh Place
Surina Gupta - Semifinalist

Improvisational Acting

Bella Anidjar - Second Place
Cate Esposito - Third Place

Oral Interpretation

Alexa Carlson - Fourth Place
Stefania Valera - Sixth Place

Original Oratory

Matt Colon and Surina Gupta - Semifinalists

Declamation

Adrian Gomes - Semifinalist

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