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Seven Hilltoppers Sunshine State-Bound After Qualifying for 'Nationals at NJ District Speech and Debate Tourney

From left: Caroline Abut, Kimberly Lee, Harry Saroff, Alisha Kewalramani, Ryan Colon, Iain Alvidrez and Tim Erday. Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services
Credits: Summit Public Schools Photo Services

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate team will be sending seven Hilltoppers in six events to 'Nationals after the a series of stellar performances at the New Jersey District Tournament at the Delbarton School.

The National Speech & Debate Association Tournament -- the largest academic competition in the world -- will be held in Fort Lauderdale on June 18-22. Summit students who qualified for the National Tournament:

Caroline Abut, Kimberly Lee - Dramatic Interpretation

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Harry Saroff - Humorous Interpretation

Alisha Kewalramani - Informative Speaking

Ryan Colon - Original Oratory

Iain Alvidrez, Tim Erday - Duo Interpretation

Hilltopper Speech and Debate Team members that competed at the District Tournament included:

Caroline Abut -third place, Dramatic Interpretation

Kimberly Lee - first place,  Dramatic Interpretation

Harry Saroff - fourth place,Humorous Interpretation, fifth place, Dramatic Interpretation

Alisha Kewalramani - second place, Informative Speaking

Ryan Colon - third place, Original Oratory

Iain Alvidrez - second place, Duo Interpretation

Tim Erday - second place, Duo Interpretation

Josh Daley

Beatrice Halper - semifinalist, Humorous Interpretation

JJ Stewart - semifinalist, Humorous Interpretation)

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Samantha Sirabian

Gracie Beardsley

Ethan Zucker - finalist, Informative Speaking

Annie Milsten - first alternate, Informative Speaking)

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