Freshman Sascha Mizelle places in speech and debate competition
Sascha Mizelle, a JH Classical Academy high school freshman, recently competed on the Jackson Hole High School Varsity Speech and Debate Team. They placed first at the Bobcat Invitational, a speech and debate competition hosted by Hot Springs County High School on Friday Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. There were 15 schools in virtual attendance with 155 competitors and 184 total entries in the online competition.
Her first time competing and placing at the varsity level, Sascha placed sixth out of 15 in the Dramatic Interpretation category for her 10-minute, prop-free performance of “The Serpent’s Tale” by Leonid Andreyev. She competed in several novice tournaments at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year and plans to continue competing.
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Sascha says, “Being at JHCA helped prepare me for these competitions because we regularly have to memorize poems and texts for class, which gave me the skills I needed to memorize my pieces for speech and debate competitions, and to comfortably speak in front of other people.”
Asked her goal for competing in such competitions, Sascha said, “I am hoping to build my speech skills and to gain confidence speaking in front of people.”
We wish to congratulate Sascha on her achievement!
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