Hawk Speech and Debate Team Recognized!

Posted by Emilie Turner on 5/26/2022

Please join the Hawk family in congratulating the following members of the Hendrickson Speech & Debate team who competed the last two days at the UIL State Speech Meet. Three qualifiers attended and came home with medals! Additionally, Hendrickson earned the 3rd Place Overall Speech Sweepstakes for 5A!

Individual placings are as follows:

  • Audrey Fife (Senior) – 2nd Place Persuasive Speaking
  • Afy Masoumi (Senior) – 2nd Place Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Kaitlyn Nash (Junior) – 3rd Place Informative Speaking

SandD Medalists

Hendrickson High School Speech and Debate Students

Additionally, the following students were named to the National Speech & Debate Association Texas All State Team. This honor is given to the top ONE PERCENT of speech and debate competitors in the state (including all private, public, 1A-6A, home school competitors). This accomplishment represents hundreds of weekends of competition, as well as continued dedication to and success in academic competition.

  • Afy Masoumi (Senior)
  • Audrey Fife (Senior)
  • Kaitlyn Nash (Junior)
  • Melanie Garza (Junior)

SandD Team Photo

Speech and Debate Team with Educators

Finally, one of the pillars of the NSDA (and Hendrickson Speech & Debate) is Service. To reinforce the importance of serving others and giving back to the community through using your voice and time, NSDA awards students who earn the maximum allowed service points in any given year with the NSDA Excellence in Service award. Each year, fewer than 100 students across the country achieve this honor. Audrey Fife, Afy Masoumi, and Kaitlyn Nash are all recipients of this award for 2021-2022. Each of these young people represent Hendrickson in the community by serving in (and leading) various organizations both on and off campus, and all have proven that they are dedicated to serving others.

Again, congratulations to these students on their success and continued commitment to academic excellence as a representative of Hendrickson and PFISD.