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DSHS Speech and Debate Qualifies 19 Students for TFA State Tournament

February 13, 2023

The Dripping Springs High School speech and debate team qualified a school-record 19 students for the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) State Tournament after completing their competition season in early February. 

Dripping Springs will be represented in nine events at the state tournament with senior Jake Broyles qualifying in three events to lead the Tigers. 

In order to qualify for the TFA state tournament, students must earn at least 10 points, which are awarded by placing at TFA invitational qualifying tournaments. The state competition will be held March 9-11 in Houston. 



Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Zoe Costanza 


Dramatic Interpretation
Jake Broyles and Alicia Hernandez


Duo Interpretation
Evie Grimm and Claire Unger


Informative Speaking
Jake Broyles


Original Oratory
Jackie Truesdell


Policy Debate
Sophie Chapo and Caitlyn Dorsey


Program Oral Interpretation
Jake Broyles


Public Forum Debate
Audrey Edwards and Mia Perez


World Schools Debate
Raven Awosika, Jackson Berthelsen, Claire Bynum, Colton De Los Santos, Liam Ianiro, Everett Kling, Josie Krajecki, Will McAdams and Alexander Seshan