Mount Carmel School congratulates her VOX Knights for their outstanding performance in the recent National Speech and Debate Association and National Junior Speech Debate Association competition.
The competition was held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Dandan Middle School. Mount Carmel School’s Knights competed against a number of students from various high schools on island.
Mount Carmel School’s National Speech and Debate Association winners were: Kina Dela Cruz (1st place Chamorro Prose, 2nd place Dramatic Interpretation, 3rd place Poetry Masters), Jill Anne Mallari (1st place Original Oratory, 2nd place Poetry Masters, 3rd place Prose Masters), John San Nicolas (1st place Prose, 3rd place Humorous Interpretation, 5th place Poetry), Lyndon Digno (2nd place Humorous Interpretation), Kyla Cabrera (2nd place Poetry, 3rd place Duo Interpretation, 5th place Prose), Keehara Baldazo (2nd place Prose, 2nd place Duo Interpretation), Brissa Hunter (2nd place Duo Interpretation, 3rd place Chamorro Prose), Victoria Nicole Santos (3rd place Story Telling, 3rd place Prose), Moeisha Cruz (4th place Chamorro Prose), and Larry Cruz (3rd place Duo Interpretation, 5th place Poetry Masters).
Mount Carmel School’s National Junior Speech and Debate Association winners were: Camille Sablan (1st place Prose A, 1st place Poetry C), Julianna Vergara (1st place Poetry B, 2nd place Prose A), Ainsley Ancheta (2nd place Impromptu B, 3rd Place Poetry A), Nicole Obnimaga (3rd place Poetry C, 3rd place Prose A, 5th place Impromptu A), Ange Lou Buensalido (5th place Prose A), Kaitlyn Punzalan (5th place Prose Masters B), Irene Kim (5th place Poetry B), and Jamie Lee (5th place Poetry C).
Over the years, hundreds of Mount Carmel School Knights of all ages have distinguished themselves as accomplished orators who have won countless PGFC, NJSDA, and NSDA first place ribbons, eight CNMI Mock Trial Championships, and 18 wins in the annual Attorney General’s Cup Speech Competition. Capitalizing on this track record, last year, speakers and debaters at the school came together to form a new club, VOX Knights.
Taking its name from the Latin word for voice, VOX Knights brings together students of all grade levels who use their voice in various interscholastic competitions, including NSDA, NJSDA, PGFC, Mock Trial, and ITS. Together, these students have committed themselves to the club’s mission to “dicere veritas et iustitia,” which in Latin means, “speak truth and justice.”
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