Nationals/Speech Showcasers

From AcaDec Scores and Information Center

2011[edit]

Honors[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Destin Sizemore Georgia
? Jeannie Wilkening Arizona
? Michael Ren Massachusetts
? Joon Lee California

Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? John Haut Iowa
? Katharine Tyndall Wisconsin
? William Salavea Hawaii
? Elizabeth Pham Connecticut

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Michael Bamford Maine
? Eddie Nunez Texas
? Brennon Dempsey Tennessee
? Sophie Bodanis United Kingdom

2010[edit]

Honors[edit]

Place Student State Speech
1 Daniel Kerstiens Indiana
1 Tanya Parker Connecticut
2 Janet Lu New Jersey
3 Steven Wan Texas

Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
1 Lindsey Shrefler Ohio Boats and metaphors
2 Lucas Garcia New Mexico
3 Rose Heid Pennsylvania
3 Michael Walker California Graffiti

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Ben Clark Wisconsin
1 Austin Gray Tennessee
2 Paul Quint Nebraska
3 Zach St. Martin Arizona

2009[edit]

Honors[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Rachel Vandevert Pennsylvania ?
? Lindsey Shrefler Ohio Where's Waldo and the meaning of life
? Leland Gill New Jersey Fighting African-American stereotypes
? Mary Ellen Poe Tennessee Living with the name "Mary Ellen Poe"

Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
1 Theo Ortega Wisconsin The beauty of music
1 Robb Dooling Nebraska Life as a deaf person
? Spencer Guth Tennessee ?
? CyVan Yamamato Hawaii ?

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Tamsyn Reed Wisconsin ?
? Sarah Thiele California Baseball
? McKenzie Martin Wyoming ?
? Beth Bamford Oklahoma ?

2008[edit]

Honors[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? Alli Blonski Wisconsin The negative effects of unrealistic doll figures such as Barbie on young girls
? Travis Swenson Minnesota Life as a vegetarian
? Mary Ellen Poe Tennessee The speaker's trip to Africa
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Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Amie Durenberger Minnesota Santa Claus

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Gordon Tahquechi Oklahoma The speaker's experience as a Native American
Christie Aumer Iowa Working at Starbucks
Christie Calle California

Others: Emma Newberry-Davis, possibly from Oklahoma, possibly a Robert from New Hampshire, and possibly someone from Connecticut?

2007[edit]

Honors[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Michael Abere Wisconsin Whether to abolish the penny
Drake Bouzek Iowa Basketball (the speaker pantomimed, shouted encouragement, and dribbled an imaginary ball all over the stage in this hilarious speech)

Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Jarrett Moon Idaho
Jessica Chavez Nebraska Love and the meaning of a caring touch

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Mary Beth Steinberg Tennessee

Others: A speech on converting obesity to energy

2006[edit]

Scholastic[edit]

Place Student State Speech
Atish Sawant California A satire of Halliburton, Inc. from Houston, Texas.

2005[edit]

Varsity[edit]

Place Student State Speech
? David Gilman Nebraska The Boy Scouts

Others: A speech about why Coca-Cola is a poor company.