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Comeaux Speech and Debate Team make tournament history

Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 10:48:20-04
Comeaux Debate team in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy: Jacob Simon)
Comeaux Debate team in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy: Jacob Simon)

The Comeaux Speech and Debate Team made history at the Louisiana High School Speech League State Tournament of Champions in New Orleans over the weekend by walking away with more than 20 awards.

At this tournament, every school from across the state came to compete for a chance at recognition and a State Title. This year, Comeaux Speech had one of the most dominant performances by a school in the almost 60 year tournament history walking away with 23 State Placings with 8 State Champions.

The Comeaux High students also broke a record by becoming the LHSSL State Champions for the fifth year in a row.

Individual Awards are as follows:

Making the All State Speech Team by reaching the Final Round of their events:

Damari Padilla, Del Gonzales, George Lancon, Mattie Leger

Making the All State Speech Team by reaching the Final Round of their events and Placing:

In Declamation: Presley Nutter- 3rd place,  Amiah Richardson- State Champion

Original Oratory: Jamie Jones- 3rd place,  Emily Guidry- 2nd place,  Jazmin Rodriguez- State Champion

Oral Interp: Josh’s Moton- 3rd Place,  Anthony Rodriguez- 2nd place,  Rashon Leday- State Champion

P.O.I. : Emily Guidry-2nd place,  Rashon Leday- State Champion

Humorous: Anthony Rodriguez- 2nd place,  Jacob Foster- State Champion

Dramatic: Taylor Mier- 3rd place,  Presley Nutter- 2nd place,  Jacob Foster- State Champion

Duo Interp: Anthony Rodriguez&Jazmin Rodriguez- 4th place,  Emily Guidry&Taylor Mier- 3rd Place,  Jacob Foster&Rashon Leday- State Champions

Duet Acting: Emily Guidry&Andrew Hernandez- 4th place,  Dulce Lopez&Jazmin Rodriguez- 3rd place,  Taylor Mier&Jamie Jones- 2nd place,  Rashon Leday&Tori Lalonde- State Champions

Prachi Rojiwadia placed 2nd in the Supplemental Event of Extemp Commentary

Junior Jacob Foster won the Morris Block Performing Arts Award for his success in performance events and  junior Rashon Leday won the Cliff Aucoin Renaissance Award for his success in performance and debate events