Fall 2020 ModernBrain Awards (Platform Speaking)

awards Jan 15, 2021

Fall 2020 ModernBrain Awards (Platform Speaking)

  • Platform speaking categories give Speech and Debate students an amazing opportunity: ~10 uninterrupted minutes to persuade, inform, and entertain an audience. The students who take advantage of this platform and share their stories are developing the skills used by business-people, TED Talk presenters, teachers, and other professionals on a daily basis. Whether they choose Original Oratory (and convince the audience to challenge a societal problem) or Informative (where they shock the audience with highly impactful, rarely understood facts), they’re preparing themselves for a life of leadership.
  • During the Fall of 2020, ModernBrain students excelled in Platform Speaking.
    • Informative Speaking:
      • Katelyn took GOLD at our first “Friendly” competition! 
      • Moer was the novice runner-up at CSU Long Beach! 
      • Wonnie was a novice finalist at CSU Long Beach!
      • Tiancheng took GOLD at our second “Friendly” competition! 
      • Yutong took SILVER at our second “Friendly” competition!
      • Qinhan took BRONZE at our second “Friendly” competition!
    • Original Oratory:
      • Casey was the CHAMPION at the Princeton High School competition, the CHAMPION at the Richfield Run competition, the CHAMPION of the Raymond B. Furlong competition, the CHAMPION of the LaRue County invitational, the CHAMPION of the Dom Ramsey invitational, the runner-up at the John S. Gossett competition, the runner-up at the PSJA Southwest competition, a finalist at the Seattle Academy invitational, novice finalist at the Claremont competition, a semifinalist at the Athens Swing, and a semifinalist at the Mountain View Toro County Classic!
      • Emily took GOLD at our first “Friendly” competition, and was the runner-up at the Princeton high school competition, a finalist at the Seattle Academy invitational, a finalist at the PSJA Southwest competition, a finalist at the Claremont competition!
      • Shirley was the CHAMPION of the NSDA November Springboard tournament, took SILVER at our second “Friendly” competition, and was a novice finalist at the Claremont competition!  
      • Grace was a finalist at the Castle Castle tournament, a finalist at the Mountain View Toro County Classic, finalist at the Claremont competition, a semifinalist at the Seattle Academy invitational!
      • Ashley D. was 4th place at the Western Bay Forensics League, a semifinalist at the PSJA Southwest competition, a semifinalist at the Seattle Academy invitational!
      • Anna took GOLD at our second “Friendly” competition and was a novice finalist at CSU Long Beach!
      • Navya took GOLD at our second “Friendly” competition and BRONZE at our first!
      • Sophia took SILVER at our second “Friendly” competition and BRONZE at our first!
      • Nerissa took SILVER at our first “Friendly” competition!
    • Combined Platform:
      • Kenton took GOLD at our first “Friendly” competition!
      • Brielle took BRONZE at our first AND second “Friendly” competitions!
      • Claire took SILVER at our second “Friendly” competition!
      • Grace A-J. took BRONZE at our second “Friendly” competition!
      • Ziqi took BRONZE at our second “Friendly” competition!
  • Congratulations to these students on their outstanding efforts, and thank you to our coaches for helping teach them the keys to success! 
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