Dandan School tops NJSD regionals

​Dandan Middle School students pose after the recently concluded four-day regional competition of the National Junior Speech and Debate Association. (Contributed Photo)

​Dandan Middle School congratulates six of its students after they bagged four first-place titles out of the 10 English-event competition, dominating the recently concluded four-day regional competition of the National Junior Speech and Debate Association.

Three of DMS’ students—Jonathan Wolf, Tioni Reyes, and Rio Ayu Shadow—will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama this June 2017, together with other student representatives, to compete in the NJSDA National Tournament.

First place honors went to Reyes in impromptu speaking and Wolf in humorous interpretation, declamation, and prose interpretation.

Second place ribbons went to Juliet Inocencio in dramatic interpretation. Fourth place went to Holly Liban in impromptu speaking and Shadow in declamation.

Reyes was fifth in poetry interpretation

Joseph Zhang was in top 8 for both storytelling and poetry interpretation.

DMS principal Lynn Mendiola said:

“The teachers, staff and community of Dandan Middle School are extremely proud and impressed with the dedication, effort and commitment that our students have successfully achieved during the NJSDA regional competition. Knowing that our students have dominated the competition by winning four first-place titles is outstanding! We applaud you all! Congratulations to all our students and big thanks to our hardworking coaches Kristine Falig and Kristine Wolf. We are sure you will all do very well in the mainland competition!” (PR)

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