Saint Francis Speech and Debate News
The Saint Francis speech and debate team had great results at recent tournaments in January. First, the squad competed at the MLK Invitational, one of the larger tournaments in California. Kasper Halevy ’24 advanced to the quarterfinals in Informative Speaking; Matthew Rich ’22 made it through two elimination rounds in LD debate while Anika Bastin ’23 and Alexander Chang ’23 advanced all the way to the semifinals in Public Forum, earning a bid to the Tournament of Champions! Way to go!
Then at CFL league tournaments and the Peninsula Invitational, Smriti Vijay ’25 went undefeated in JV LD debate, while Thomas Grose ’22 was similarly undefeated in Varsity LD debate. Darsh Gupta ’24 and Anika Jain ’22 went 3-1 in Varsity LD as well. Alexander Chang ’23 and Anika Bastin ’23 also earned a 3-1 record in Varsity Public Forum. Ajay Krishnan ’23 made it to the final round in Humorous Interpretation, earning 8th place, and Nidhi Prakash ’24 also advanced to the final round in Impromptu Speaking.