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Summit H.S. Speech & Debate Team Members Give Strong Showing at Nationals

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Claire Fitzpatrick and Catie Floegel (Duo Interpretation); Jeff Berkowitz and Nick Ritter (Public Forum Debate, octa-finalists); Aissa Guindo (octa-finalist in Original Oratory); Zach Rissman (Humorous Interpretation); and Keenan Buckley (Dramatic Interpretation), with Coach Anne Poyner. Ritter also won Fifth Place in the Extemporaneous Debate.
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Nick Ritter accepts Fifth Place trophy in Extemporaneous Debate at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, TX.
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SUMMIT, NJ - Seven members of the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team enjoyed a triumphant success at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, TX. In order to qualify for the National tournament, students must place place first, second, or third in their event at their state NSDA District tournament. Summit qualified a record number of competitors, and tied for the most qualifiers from New Jersey.
 
Summit students advancing to the octal-final rounds (top 60) included Aissa Guindo in Original Oratory, and the Public Forum debate team of Nick Ritter and Jeff Berkowitz.
 
All of the students advanced to elimination rounds in their supplemental events, including:
 
- Zach Rissman and Claire Fitzpatrick, Prose Interpretation
- Keenan Buckley, Catie Floegel, and Aissa Guindo (top 20 out of 400) in Poetry Interpretation
- Jeff Berkowitz, Extemporaneous Debate (top 50 out of 680)
- Nick Ritter placed fifth in the country -- out of 680 competitors -- in Extemporaneous Debate.
 
The NSDA tournament is the largest academic tournament in the world, with more than 3,500 students from every state in the United States, and representatives from China, Guam, and Japan. The week-long competition begins with approximately 250 students in each of the nine debate, speech, and interpretation events. If students do not advance to the quarter final round (top 30) in their main event, they may enter a supplemental event.

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