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Three Hilltoppers Earn Governors' Awards as Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Nabs Runner-Up Spot at 'States

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate team finished in second place in the Speech Sweepstakes and fifth overall in the Debate Sweepstakes, as myriad team members delivered strong performances at the New Jersey Speech and Debate League State Championships.

Summit's Harry Saroff, Iain Alvidrez and Tim Erday all took home first place wins and, in the process, each claimed Governors Awards, which are accompanied by a $250 scholarship. 

Many of the team's outstanding orators will perform at the program's annual 'Faces of Forensics' on March 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Summit High School Media Center.

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At the event, donations will be accepted to help compensate for the loss of program income caused by the cancellation of the tournament the Summit was scheduled to host last weekend.

Hilltopper State Tournament highlights included:

Humorous Interpretation

Harry Saroff - First Place, Governors' Award Scholarship
JJ Stewart - Fifth Place
Beatrice Halper, Iain Alvidrez - Semifinalists

Duo Interpretation

Iain Alvidrez and Tim Erday - First Place, Governors' Award Scholarship

Dramatic Interpretation

Caroline Abut - Second place
Kimberly Lee - Third Place
Harry Saroff, Adrian Gomes - Semifinalists

Declamation

Charlotte Girouard - Semifinalist

Improvisational Acting

Michael Polivko - Fifth Place
Beatrice Halper, Cooper Daley - Semifinalists

Impromptu Speaking

Kathleen Landis, Ethan Zucker - Semifinalist

Informative Speaking

Ethan Zucker, Alisha Kewalramani - Semifinalists

Original Oratory

Alisha Kewalramani - Semifinalist

Oral Interpretation

Caroline Abut - Fifth Place
Annie Milsten - Sixth Place
Juliet Huneke, Elizabeth Malone - Semifinalists

Program Oral Interpretation

Kimberly Lee - Second Place
Annie Milsten - Fourth Place
Juliet Huneke - Semifinalist

Congressional Debate

Ben Schachter - Second Place

Novice Public Forum Debate

Jack Quinn and Jeff Fowler - Quarterfinalists

Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate

Eray Sabuncu and Alex Supran - Quarterfinalists

Varsity Public Forum Debate

Matt Supran and James Cho - Quarterfinalists

Debate Speaker Awards

Varsity Public Forum

Matt Supran - 11th Place out of  78 debaters

Junior Varsity Public Forum

Carly Noble - Sixth out of 56 debaters

Alex Supran - Eighth out of 56 debaters

Novice Varsity Public Forum

Jack Quinn - 11th out of 64 debaters

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