The BBHHS Speech and Debate team enjoyed great success this weekend as they hosted their third annual speech and debate contest. Over 500 student competitors, adult judges, coaches and volunteers from 22 schools attended the Talking Bees Tournament on Saturday, November 12. Overall the Bees placed 5th for their highest team finish of the year.
At the high school level, Gabby Dachtler placed 1st in Dramatic Interpretation earning her third bid to the State Tournament and Frank Zu took 3rd place in the Lincoln Douglas debate to earn his second trip to the state finals. Also placing were Elizabeth Painter, who competed in two events and placed in both, Pammy Boulas, Delia Brennan, Christine Rutkowski and Aaron Yeh.
The first year Middle School Team was well represented during the awards ceremony with Leah Honeycutt and Marina Tarrassenko placing 5th in Public Forum debate and Miriel Yeh placed 2nd in Original Oratory.
Coach Mark McCandless is proud of the team’s progress and results.