The regional meet included some of the top programs in the Houston and Austin area and the competition was very tough. "I am very proud of our results," said FHS Speech/Debate Coach Ryne. First of all the speech team took 2nd place overall. Individual results were:
• Michelle Cherian--2nd place Informative Extemp (going to State)
• Kyle Flick--5th place Persuasive Extemp
• Taylor Greny--5th place Prose (from Mrs. Powdrell's Prose team)
• Husnain Ali--4th place Lincoln-Douglas Debate (alternate to State)
• Alexander Etzel--5th place Lincoln-Douglas Debate
• Austin Tran--6th place Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Michelle Cherian is the first ever FHS Forensic student to qualify for all four possible State Speech/Debate meets and Nationals in the same year. This is a rare accomplishment! Michelle advanced to State in UIL Congressional Debate, UIL CX Debate, UIL Informative Extemp and to TFA State in Congressional Debate & Domestic Extemp. She has also advanced to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Domestic Extemp.
Cheryl Ryne is the FHS Speech/Debate Coach.