Last month, our very own Fairmont debaters competed in the annual National Forensic League national qualifying tournament.. 23 other Southern California National Forensic League schools showed up at the La Costa Canyon High School campus to compete.
Our debate teams did extremely well. Jessica Chung and Kayla Bach advanced all the way to the quarterfinal round before being eliminated. Freshmen team Nicholas Palmer and Sonali Narang advanced two rounds beyond the first elimination round for debate teams to the 4th round.
Sophomore Kayla Bach competed in the division of extemporaneous speaking. Out of the three national topics she drew, she chose one on which to make a speech. Kayla delivered a 7-minute speech without notes after a 30-minute preparation period. She advanced far enough to earn herself first alternate status to the National Forensic League’s National Tournament. The tournament is to be held June 16 through the 21st in Birmingham, Alabama. Kayla will soon be notified if her alternate position becomes a qualifying berth for nationals. We have no doubt that if given the opportunity, Kayla will make the Husky Family proud again!