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    oisheeshemontee

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    Fall Varsity Shadow

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:14 pm

    For many people, the idea of talking in front of a whole classroom is terrifying. For others – such as the members of Speech and Debate – performing all day long is exactly their idea of a perfect Saturday. At Fall Varsity, on Dec. 12 at Arroyo High School, these talkative teens were able to not only chatter the day away but gain honor and distinction by doing so.
    Fall Varsity is perhaps the tournament of the semester. No previous competition can even come close to matching the importance of Fall Varsity. With the exceptions of next semester’s State Quals and Spring Varsity, this could very well be the defining tournament of the year. The reason: this is the tournament when the training wheels finally come off. No longer will novices and varsity be separated from each other – at Fall Varsity, all levels of speakers go head to head against each other, categorized only by their events. This means that AHS rhetoricians are competing not only against talented speakers from other schools, but also against each other.
    To make matters more interesting, the stakes have also been raised. The first- and second- place winners of every event receive not only a trophy, but also a ‘leg’. If, at Spring Varsity next semester, this person manages to gain another ‘leg’, the speaker is automatically qualified for State Champs, without having to compete at State Quals. However, there’s a catch – if the speaker won second-place at Fall Varsity, they must show improvement and win first place at Spring Varsity to gain the second ‘leg’. Only by winning first place at Fall Varsity can the speaker secure relative immunity – he or she can gain a ‘leg’ with both a second- or first-place win at Spring Varsity.
    With AHS’s reputation of high-scoring orators, the first-place position is being coveted like sharks after a school of fish. However, there was fierce competition from other schools, particularly Gabrielino High School, whose speakers have been doing notably well this season. Despite their best efforts, however, __ speakers from AHS gained a ‘leg’, placing _ in ____. “Quote from whoever gains a leg – if nobody does, I’ll change this part”, said (hopefully someone from AHS).
    In addition to _____’s ___-place win, AHS also had __ people win trophies in events ranging from _____ to ________. Congratulations to all the stunningly talented members of Speech and Debate, and best of luck for next year!

    lenakalemkiarian

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    Re: Fall Varsity Shadow

    Post  lenakalemkiarian on Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:21 pm

    For many people, the idea of talking in front of a whole classroom is terrifying. For others – such as the members of Speech and Debate – performing all day long is exactly their idea of a perfect Saturday. At Fall Varsity, on Dec. 12 at Arroyo High School, these talkative teens were able to not only chatter the day away but gain honor and distinction by doing so.
    Fall Varsity is perhaps the tournament of the semester. No previous competition can even come close to matching the importance of Fall Varsity. With the exceptions of next semester’s State Quals and Spring Varsity, this could very well be the defining tournament of the year. The reason: this is the tournament when the training wheels finally come off. No longer will novices and varsity be separated from each other – at Fall Varsity, all levels of speakers go head to head against each other, categorized only by their events. This means that AHS rhetoricians are competing not only against talented speakers from other schools, but also against each other.
    To make matters more interesting, the stakes have also been raised. The first- and second- place winners of every event receive not only a trophy, but also a ‘leg’. If, at Spring Varsity next semester, this person manages to gain another ‘leg’, the speaker is automatically qualified for State Champs, without having to compete at State Quals. However, there’s a catch – if the speaker won second-[delete] place at Fall Varsity, they must show improvement and win first place at Spring Varsity to gain the second ‘leg’. Only by winning first place at Fall Varsity can the speaker secure relative immunity – he or she can gain a ‘leg’ with both a second -[delete] or first-[delete] place win at Spring Varsity.
    With AHS’s reputation of high-scoring orators, the first-[delete]place position is being coveted like sharks after a school of fish. However, there was fierce competition from other schools, particularly Gabrielino High School, whose speakers have been doing notably well this season. Despite their best efforts, however, __ speakers from AHS gained a ‘leg’, placing _ in ____. “Quote from whoever gains a leg – if nobody does, I’ll change this part”, said (hopefully someone from AHS).
    In addition to _____’s ___-[delete] place win, AHS also had __ people win trophies in events ranging from _____ to ________. Congratulations to all the stunningly talented members of Speech and Debate, and best of luck for next year!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Fall Varsity Shadow - 2

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:50 pm

    For many people, the idea of talking in front of a whole classroom is terrifying. For others – such as the members of Speech and Debate – performing all day long is exactly their idea of a perfect Saturday. At Fall Varsity, on Dec. 12 at Arroyo High School, these talkative teens were able to not only chatter the day away but gain honor and distinction by doing so.
    Fall Varsity is perhaps the tournament of the semester. No previous competition can even come close to matching the importance of Fall Varsity. With the exceptions of next semester’s State Quals and Spring Varsity, this could very well be the defining tournament of the year. The reason: this is the tournament when the training wheels finally come off. No longer will novices and varsity be separated from each other – at Fall Varsity, all levels of speakers go head to head against each other, categorized only by their events. This means that AHS rhetoricians are competing not only against talented speakers from other schools, but also against each other.
    To make matters more interesting, the stakes have also been raised. The first- and second- place winners of every event receive not only a trophy, but also a ‘leg’. If, at Spring Varsity next semester, this person manages to gain another ‘leg’, the speaker is automatically qualified for State Champs, without having to compete at State Quals. However, there’s a catch – if the speaker won second place at Fall Varsity, they must show improvement and win first place at Spring Varsity to gain the second ‘leg’. Only by winning first place at Fall Varsity can the speaker secure relative immunity – he or she can gain a ‘leg’ with both a second or first place win at Spring Varsity.
    With AHS’s reputation of high-scoring orators, the first-[delete]place position is being coveted like sharks after a school of fish. However, there was fierce competition from other schools, particularly Gabrielino High School, whose speakers have been doing notably well this season. Despite their best efforts, however, __ speakers from AHS gained a ‘leg’, placing _ in ____. “Quote from whoever gains a leg – if nobody does, I’ll change this part”, said (hopefully someone from AHS).
    In addition to _____’s ___ place win, AHS also had __ people win trophies in events ranging from _____ to ________. Congratulations to all the stunningly talented members of Speech and Debate, and best of luck for next year!

    lenakalemkiarian

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Fall Varsity Shadow

    Post  lenakalemkiarian on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:35 pm

    For many people, the idea of talking in front of a whole classroom is terrifying. For others – such as the members of Speech and Debate – performing all day long is exactly their idea of a perfect Saturday. At Fall Varsity, on Dec. 12 at Arroyo High School, these talkative teens were able to not only chatter the day away but gain honor and distinction by doing so.
    Fall Varsity is perhaps the tournament of the semester. No previous competition can even come close to matching the importance of Fall Varsity. With the exceptions of next semester’s State Quals [dont abbreviate, kind of sounds weird ]. and Spring Varsity, this could very well be the defining tournament of the year. The reason: this is the tournament when the training wheels finally come off. No longer will novices and varsity be separated from each other – at Fall Varsity, all levels of speakers go head to head against each other, categorized only by their events. This means that AHS rhetoricians are competing not only against talented speakers from other schools, but also against each other.
    To make matters more interesting, the stakes have also been raised. The first- and second- place winners of every event receive not only a trophy, but also a ‘leg’. If, at Spring Varsity next semester, this person manages to gain another ‘leg’, the speaker is automatically qualified for State Champs, without having to compete at State Quals [dont abbreviate, kind of sounds weird ]. However, there’s a catch – if the speaker won second place at Fall Varsity, they must show improvement and win first place at Spring Varsity to gain the second ‘leg’. Only by winning first place at Fall Varsity can the speaker secure relative immunity – he or she can gain a ‘leg’ with both a second or first place win at Spring Varsity.
    With AHS’s reputation of high-scoring orators, the first place position is being coveted like sharks after a school of fish. However, there was fierce competition from other schools, particularly Gabrielino High School, whose speakers have been doing notably well this season. Despite their best efforts, however, __ speakers from AHS gained a ‘leg’, placing _ in ____. “Quote from whoever gains a leg – if nobody does, I’ll change this part”, said (hopefully someone from AHS).
    In addition to _____’s ___ place win, AHS also had __ people win trophies in events ranging from _____ to ________. Congratulations to all the stunningly talented members of Speech and Debate, and best of luck for next year!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Re: Fall Varsity Shadow

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:52 pm

    No, that's the name of the tournament. It's universally known as State Quals. That's what's written on the paper with all the tournament dates, and that's the name that's listed on the website. I know it sounds weird, but I can't really change it if State Quals is the actual name...

    lenakalemkiarian

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    Re: Fall Varsity Shadow

    Post  lenakalemkiarian on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:45 pm

    oh sorry! nevermind then!!! nothing else to be edited!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Fall Varsity

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:13 pm

    For many people, the idea of talking in front of a whole classroom is terrifying. For others – such as the members of Speech and Debate – performing all day long is exactly their idea of a perfect Saturday. At Fall Varsity, on Dec. 12 at Arroyo High School, these talkative teens were able to not only chatter the day away but gain honor and distinction by doing so.
    Fall Varsity is perhaps the tournament of the semester. No previous competition can even come close to matching the importance of Fall Varsity. With the exceptions of next semester’s State Quals and Spring Varsity, this could very well be the defining tournament of the year. The reason: this is the tournament when the training wheels finally come off. No longer will novices and varsity be separated from each other – at Fall Varsity, all levels of speakers go head to head against each other, categorized only by their events. This means that AHS rhetoricians are competing not only against talented speakers from other schools, but also against each other.
    To make matters more interesting, the stakes have also been raised. The first and second place winners of every event receive not only a trophy, but also a ‘leg’. If, at Spring Varsity next semester, this person manages to gain another ‘leg’, the speaker is automatically eligible for State Champs, without having to first qualify at State Quals. However, there’s a catch – if the speaker won second place at Fall Varsity, they must show improvement and win first place at Spring Varsity to gain the second ‘leg’. Only by winning first place at Fall Varsity can the speaker secure relative immunity – he or she can gain a ‘leg’ with both a second or first place win at Spring Varsity.
    The big day dawned dark and gloomy, while a steady downpour lasted throughout the whole day. While many of us were nestled in safely at home, our dedicated orators grit their teeth, clutched their team jackets tighter and raised their voices loud over the roaring waterfall of rain. The weather was enough to dampen anyone’s mood, but the speakers persevered through. “Although it was raining, it was a great experience and I learned a lot from watching the varsity members compete,” said novice member sophomore Farihah Chowdhury.
    With AHS’s reputation of high-scoring orators, the first place position was coveted like sharks after a school of fish. However, there was fierce competition from other schools, particularly Gabrielino High School, whose speakers have been doing notably well this season. Although nobody from AHS was able to gain a ‘leg’, the variety of our team was well-showcased as __ people placed within the top seven in events ranging from ___ to _____, with several people breaking finals in multiple events.
    Congratulations to all the stunningly talented members of Speech and Debate, and best of luck for next year!
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