SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team kept right on rolling at the Ridge Invitational tournament, capturing another First Place Sweepstakes title. With the win, the Hilltopper team sets a record by claiming First Place at each of the five local tournaments this year.
Taking top spot out of 46 schools that competed at Ridge, Summit also brought home five individual first-place finishes, including a 1-2-3-4-5 sweep in Duo Interpretation.
The team will next compete at its final local tournament in Elizabeth February 6 before engaging more than 300 teams at Harvard University -- the largest national circuit tournament in the country -- February 13-16.

Individual honors included:
Oral Interpretation

Gerard Apruzzese - Fourth Place
Stefania Valera - Fifth Place
Grace Milsten, Sarah Competiello, Kerry Kovar - Semifinalists
Michael Polivko - Second Place, Novice Honor Round

Original Oratory

Katherin Recio - Fourth Place
JJ Stewart, Surina Gupta - Semifinalists

Program Oral Interpretation
Kim Lee - First Place
Savannah Dooley - Second Place
Gerard Apruzzese - Third Place
Stefania Valera - Fifth Place
Kerry Kovar - Seventh Place

Humorous Interpretation

Avery Fessler - First Place
Dana Berkowitz - Second Place
Harry Saroff - Fifth Place, Novice Honor Round

Improvisational Acting

Bella Anidjar - First Place
Annika Carlson - Second Place
Cate Esposito - Third Place
Avery Fessler - Fifth Place

Novice Public Forum Debate

Abby Brandt & Angela Li - Sixth Place

Radio Broadcasting

Maginnis Buckley, Sarah Competiello - Semifinalists


Kendra Olson - Second Place
Alisha Kewalramani - Semifinalist
Adrian Gomes - Top Non-Advancing Novicd

Dramatic Interpretation
Sean McManus - First Place
Kim Lee - Fourth Place
Hope Kovera - Sixth Place
Zack Olson - Semifinalist

Duo Interpretation

Anne Borzner & Matt Wilson - First Place
Claire Fitzpatrick & Catie Floegel - Second Place
Grace Milsten & Hope Kovera - Third Place
Annika Carlson & Alexa Carlson - Fourth Place
Sean McManus & Keegan McManus - Fifth Place