Cypress Debayte wins State second year in a row!

This past weekend we took 27 debayters to Pensacola Florida to defend our state championship title. Competing over the course of two days against every region in the state of Florida, DeBayte came out on top. We won the state championship in Policy Debate with the team of Reilly Markowitz (senior) and Roberto Fernandez (senior). We took 2nd Overall Team School Sweepstakes. Sterling Wertanzl(senior) placed 2nd in Oral Interpretation.  Valentina Sarmiento (sophomore)/Valeria Ruiz (sophomore)placed 2nd in Big Question debate. Brian Levy (senior) placed 3rd in International Extemporaneous speaking, after being ranked first in all but 1 of his preliminary rounds. Maya Hedrick (junior) placed 4thin Dramatic Interpretation and Dylan Lyon (junior) placed 5th in International Extemporaneous speaking. Miles Berger (sophomore) /Sid Kaul (junior) placed 3rd overall in policy debate.

Additionally, we had several people place in the Top 12 of their events.  Please also congratulate…

Laura Rodriguez (sophomore) placing in the top 12 of Original oratory

Aetedal Odeh (senior) & Alicia Marrero-Riera (freshmen) both placed in the top 12 of Oral Interpretation.

Gustavo Duran (junior) and Daniel Gamboa (senior) placed in the top 12 of Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

Susana Denis (sophomore), Tristan Wertanzl (freshmen), and Jose Quinones (freshmen) placed in the top 12 of International Extemporaneous Speaking

Jenee Cidel (junior)/Sterling Wertanzl (senior) and Maya Hedrick (junior)/Zachary Wurtenberger (junior) placed in the Top 12 of Duo Interpretation.

We’re so excited for our performance last weekend at FFL Varsity State. Up next, we have a small group going to the University of Georgia this weekend and the rest of our squad gearing up for Novice States next month.

Thank you for your continued support of our program!

Ms. Fiebrantz, Mr. Martin, Mr. Montecalvo, and Ms. Arnold

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