NSAA Districts

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Some results from the last few weeks:
NSAA Districts – We were team champions!!

We are happy about that result. There are 4 teams in class A with more entries than us going into state, so it is an uphill battle right now but we have high hopes. We leave tomorrow and NSAA State is on Wed this week. Individual results bellow.
This past Saturday we had our last NSDA National Qualifier in Congressional Debate.

We qualified 3 more students for nationals as a team, two from forensics and one from debate! We also won the team sweepstakes. Individual results bellow. 
So…We officially won team sweepstakes at all three NSDA National Qualifying Tournaments (Forensics, Debate and Congress) this season.

NSAA Districts:

Duet Acting

Tommy Dye and Karsten Oglesby – 3 (Q)

Sayde Simpson and Josh Shaffer – 5th

Oral Interp of Drama

Shaik, Ghotikar, Chaduvula, Shaffer and Chegalasetty – 2 (Q)

Wilczewski, Obeng, Khazanchi, Petersen, Lincoln – 5th

Humorous Interp

Makenna Petersen – 6

Sayde Simpson – 5

Dramatic Interp

Justice Jones – 1 (Q)

Poetry

Brooke Wilczewski – 1 (Q)

Justice Jones – 3 (Q)

Extemp Speaking

Rajan Mediratta – 1

Maddie Morrisette – 2

Informative Speaking

Gauri Ramesh – 5

Maddie Morrissette – 2 (Q)

Persuasive Speaking

Gauri Ramesh – 4 (Q)

Maggie Macfadyen – 3 (Q)

Entertainment Speaking

Lizzy Kangas – 4 (Q)

Maggie Macfadyen – 2 (Q)

NSAA Congressional Debate National Qualifiers

House One

Ann Varghese – Presiding Officer

Zach Shelton (debate) – 5th

Varun Noronha – 4th

Rhiannon Cobb – 3

Rajan Mediratta – 1st and qualifying for naitonals

House Two

Max Curry – 4

Rodney Edwards – 3

Braeden Corrieri – 2

Justin Xiong (debate) – 1st and qualifying for nationals

Senate

Maddie Morrissette – 1st (already qualed in EXT)

Jia Yu Shao – 3rd and qualifying for nationals

NSDA National Qualifier

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We had our National Speech and Debate Association national qualifier tournament this weekend. It went really well. We finished first as a team, and qualified 6 students for nationals. See results bellow:

Oratory

Maggie Macfadyen – 6

Christina Youn – 4

Tanmayee Chengalasetty – 1st and qualifying for nationals

Domestic Extemp

Rodney Edwards – 5

Daniel Fu – 4

Sameer Kunte – 2nd and qualifying for nationals

Maddie Morrissette – 1st and qualifying for nationals

International Extemp

Vishnu Menon – 3rd – first alternate to nationals

Informative Speaking

Maddie Morrissette – 1st (attending in DX)

Duo Interp

Tommy Dye and Karsten Oglesby – 5

Sayde Simpson and Josh Shaffer – 3rd – 1st alternate to nationals

Humorous Interp

Sayde Simpson – 4 and 1st alternate to nationals

Josh Shaffer – 1st and qualifying for nationals

Dramatic Interp

Brooke Wilczewski – 2nd (attending in POI)

Justice Jones – 1st qualifying for nationals
Program Oral interp

Justice Jones – 2nd (attending in DI)

Brooke Wilczewski – 1st and qualifying for nationals

Weekend Results Feb. 12-13

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We had some smaller teams this weekend due to break and some school activities. But we performed well with who we had. On Friday we were at Marian and finished third as a team, and Sat we were at Lincoln North Star and finished third also. Big tournament this Friday at Lincoln East and then on to post season stuff.
Friday Marian

Team: Third
Dramatic Interp

Josh Shaffer – 6

Makenna Petersen – 5
Entertainment Speaking

Maggie Macfadyen – 1st
Extemp

Maddie Morrissette – 2
Humorous Interp

Makenna Petersen – 5

Josh Shaffer – 1
Informative

Maddie Morrissette – 5
Oratory

Maggie Macfadyen – 4

Saturday – Lincoln North Star

Team: Third
Entertainment

Honors

Colin Wehr – 2

Champs

Maggie Macfadyen – 4
Extemp 

Honors

Praveen Rao – 6th (top novice)

Pratik Chaduvula – 3

Champs

Naman Nisheeth – 4

Gauri Ramesh – 2

Dhruv Singh – 1
Informative 

Honors

Gauri Ramesh – 2

Champs

Christina Youn – 6
Poetry

Champs

Rhiannon Cobb – 3rd
Oratory

Honors

Haya Abdel-Jabar – 4

Champs

Christina Youn – 5

Varun Noronha – 4

Maggie Macfadyen – 2

Weekend Results Jan. 29-30

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We had a great weekend again. Friday was Millard West winter Wonderland. We were team champs, and we won by what I think is the largest margin I can remember us winning by ever. And this was a happy surprise. On Saturday we took a smaller and younger group to Lincoln Northeast and came out second. The individual results bellow.
Friday Millard West

Team Sweepstakes Champions
Dramatic Interp

Merit finals

Makenna Petersen – 3

Honors Finals

Tori Schuetz – 3

Champs Finals

Karsten Oglseby – 5

Brooke Wilczwski – 3
Entertainment Speaking

Honors FInals

Paige Schettler – 4

Champs Finals

Olivia Obeng – 4

Maggie Macfadyen – 3
Extemp Speaking

Honors Finals

Rohan Thakker – 2

Champs Finals

Daniel Fu – 7

Gauri Ramesh – 6

Rahul Guda (top novice) – 5

Rajan Mediratta – 4

Maddie Morrissette – 2
Duo Interp

Champs Finals

Josh Shaffer and Sayde Simpson – 3
Humorous Interp

Consolation Finals

Karsten Oglesby – 5

Merit Finals

Sayde Simpson – 5

Honors Finals

Makenna Petersen – 2

Champs Finals

Pratik Chadulvula – 5

Josh Shaffer – 2
Informative Speaking

Champs Finals

Christina Youn – 3

Maddie Morrissette – 2
Oral Interp Of Drama

Champs Finals

B. Wilczwski, T. Lincoln, M. Petersen, R. Khazanchi, O. Obeng – 4

J. Shaffer, T. Chengalasetty, P. Chaduvula, K. Shaik, P. Ghotikar
Oratory

Consolation Finals

Naman Nisheth – 6

Rohan Thakker – 5

Tanmayee Chengalasetty – 4

Noah Ford – 1

Merit Finals

Varun Noronha – 2

Honors Finals

Kashish Singh – 5

Rajan Mediratta – 4

Christina Youn – 1

Champs Finals

Maddie Morrissette – 7

Gauri Ramesh – 5
Poetry

Merit Finals

Sayde Simpson – 1

Honros Finals

Lizzy Kangas – 6

Champs Finals

Olivia Obeng – 4

Tanmayee Chengalasetty – 3

Keerthi Shaik – 2

Brooke Wilczewski – 1
Triathlon

Olivia Obeng – 5

Maddie Morrissette – 3

Josh Shaffer – 2

Brooke Wilczewski – 1

Saturday – Lincoln Northeast

Team Second Place Sweepstakes 
Extemp

Honors

Eeshan Sarmah – 6

Max Curry – 3

Champs

Rodney Edwards – 5

Vishnu Menon – 1
Impromptu

Dhruv Singh – 5

Rodney Edwards – 4
Informative

Honors Finals

Syrah Andrews -6

Samaya Kallipali – 5

Dhruv Singh – 1
Humorous Interp

Honors Finals

Reece Holmah – 3

William Nervig – 1
Poetry

Brooke Wilczewski – 1
Dramatic Interp

Honors

William Nervig – 7

Champs

Brooke Wilczewski – 1
Oratory

Honors

Emily Diarrassauba – 6

Jamie Youn – 5

Christina Youn – 2

Vishnu Menon – 1

Champs

Rodney Edwards – 6

Varun Noronha – 1

Weekend Results Jan. 22-23

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On Friday we went to Fremont and the team won first place sweepstakes. We had a lot of younger students do well, so that was great. On Saturday we went to a tough invite and Lincoln Southwest but came out team sweepstakes champions there also. Individual results bellow.
Friday – Fremont Tiger Invitational
Team  – First Place Team Sweeps
Entertainment
Honors Finals
Paige Schettler – 4th
Olivia Obeng – 1
Champs Finals
Quinn McFadden – 5
Dramatic Interp
Champs Finals
Brooke Wilczewski – 3
Humorous Interp
Honors Finals
Makenna Petersen – 5
Josh Shaffer – 1
Champs Finals
Ruchir Khazanchi – 5
Lucas Wang – 3
Sayde Simpson – 1
Poetry Interp
Honors Finals
Palak Singh – 6
Brooke Wilczewski – 2
Olivia Obeng – 1
Champs Finals
Eden Loveridge – 6
Sayde Simpson – 5
Duet Acting
Champs Finals
Sayde Simpson and Josh Shaffer – 1
Extemp Speaking
Honors Finals
Rohit Kumar – 1
Champs Finals
Maddie Morrissette – 3
Informative Speaking
Honors Finals
Palak Singh – 6
Christina Youn – 2
Allie Knoepfler – 1
Champs Finals
Vaishnavi Menon – 4
Maddie Morrissette – 1
 
Oral Interp of Drama
T. Lincoln, O. Obeng, M. Petersen, R. Khazanchi, B. Wilczewski – 3
Oratory
Honors Finals
Shana Huebner – 6
Jamie Youn – 5
Nick Nguyen – 4
Maddie Morrissette – 2
Champs Finals
Sarah Clark – 6
Tori Schuetz – 5
Christina Youn – 2
Impromptu Speaking
Champs Finals
Tori Schuetz – 4
Ann Varghese – 3
 
 
Sat Lincoln Southwest – 
First place team sweepstakes
 
NIETOC National Qualifying Events had semi finals and finals, other events broke to honors and champs finals. 
 
Dramatic Interp
Semi Finalists:
Tommy Dye
Karsten Oglesby
Finals
Justice Jones – 4
Duo Interp
Finals
Karsten Oglesby and Tommy Dye – 1
Humorous Interp
Semi Finals
Makenna Petersen
Finals
Sayde Simpson – 5
Oratory
Semi Finals
Tanmayee Chengalasetty
Varun Noronha
Maggie Macfadyen
Rohan Thakker
Naman Nisheth
Jia Yu Shao
Rahul Guda
Finals
Gauri Ramesh – 6
Rajan Mediratta – 5
 
Entertainment
Champs Finals
Lizzy Kangas – 4
 
Impromptu Speaking
Honors Finals
Pratik Chaduvula – 5
Rajan Mediratta – 4
Informative Speaking
Honors Finals
Taylor Tokos – 6
Champs Finals
Gauri Ramesh – 2
Poetry Interp
Honors Finals
Tanmayee Chengalsetty – 5
Noah Ford – 1
Champs Finals
Lizzy Kanags – 4
Tommy Dye – 2
Justice Jones – 1
Extemp Speaking
Honors Finals
Sameer Kunte – 4
Jai Yu Shao – 3
Gauri Ramesh – 2
Champs Finals
Rahul Guda – 6
Vishnu Menon – 4
Rajan Mediratta – 3

Weekend Results Dec. 5 – 6

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We had another good weekend. Friday we had a novice tournament in Fremont and brought home a lot of hardware. Sat we were at Papillion LaVista South for a varsity tournament and were Team Champs! We also sent 10 students to the debate tournament at Millard West for congressional debate and brought home 4 awards there. I’d like to say we helped the MN debate team win the team championship, but I think they could have done it without us 🙂

Friday – Novice at Fremont

Dramatic Interp

Daphne Fossler – 6

Shelby Burch – 3

William Nervig – 1
Informative

Kerry Zhu – 4

Rohit Kumar – 3

Palak Singh – 2
Oratory

Shana Huebner – 2

Jamie Youn – 1
Extemp

Praveen Rao – 6

Janidu Rathnayake – 5

Rohit Kumar – 4

Pranav Tadikonda – 3

Nikhil Gadgil – 2
Humorous Interp

Pranav Tadikonda – 6

Anna Flott – 4

Thomas Wang – 3

Matt Halbur – 2

Michaela Watson – 1
Poetry Interp

Haley Steiner – 6

Maggie Hogan – 5

Vaishnavi Menon – 4

Hannah Gilliam – 3

Wrayna Howell – 2

Palak Singh – 1
Duo Interp

William Nervig and Daphne Fossler – 1
Sat – Congressional Debate at Millard West
Novice Congress

Hannah Gilliam – 6

Makenzie Gadbois – 5
Varsity House One

Maddie Morrissette – 4
Varsity House Two

Braeden Corrieri – 3
Sat – Papillion LaVista South

Team Sweepstakes – First Place
Duo Interp

Tommy Dye and Karsten Ogelsby – 4

Sayde Simpson and Josh Shaffer -2
Entertainment Speaking

Colin Wehr – 5

Paurnima Ghotikar – 2
Extemp Speaking

Kasey Dresser – 6

Vishnu Menon – 5

Sameer Kunte – 2

Rajan Mediratta – 1
Impromptu Speaking

Josh Shaffer -6

Olivia Obeng – 5

Rajan Mediratta – 3

Tori Schuetz – 1
Informative Speaking

Vaishnavi Menon – 6

Gauri Ramesh – 5
Humorous Interp

Karsten Ogelsby – 4

Sayde Simpson – 3

Poetry

Paurnima Ghotikar 7th (1st in honors)

Tommy Dye – 6th

Vaishnavi Menon – 5

Lizzy Kangas – 4

Sayde SImpson – 3

Olivia Obeng – 2
Dramatic Interp

Karsten Ogelsby – 6

Tommy Dye – 2
Oratory

Rahul Guda – 7

Gauri Ramesh – 6

Christina Youn – 3

Weekend Results Nov. 20-21

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Forensics had another successful weekend. On Friday we were at the Millard South invitational and won the first place team sweepstakes. On Saturday we had novices compete at Lincoln East, where they won the team sweepstakes, and the varsity were at Lincoln Pius X, where they also won the team sweepstakes. So we also won the overall combined sweepstakes for the varsity and novice tournaments combined. Individual results bellow. 
Friday – Millard South
Extemp Speaking
Honors Finals

Kyra McCullom – 6

Pratik Chaduvula – 4

Sameer Kunte – 2

Rajan Mediratta – 1
Champs Finals

Naman Nisheeth -6

Vishnu Menon – 5
Dramatic Interp

Honors Finals

Brooke Wilcweski – 2
Champs Finals

Tori Schuetz – 3

Justice Jones – 2
Poetry Interp

Honors Finals

Jillian Hasterlo – 7

Paurnima Ghotikar – 3

Olivia Obeng – 1
Champs Finals

Julian Cruz – 5

Brooke Wilczewski – 2

Justice Jones – 1
Impromptu Speaking

Tori Schuetz -3
Entertainment Speaking

Colin Wehr – 6

Paurnima Ghotikar – 2
Informative Speaking

Jess Temple – 6

Vaishnavi Menon – 5

Nick Nguyen – 4

Gauri Ramesh – 3
Humorous Interp

Kyra McCullom – 6

Jacque Velasco – 5

Lucas Wang – 2

Pratik Chaduvula – 1
Oratory

Taylor Tokos – 6

Tori Schuetz – 4

Gauri Ramesh – 3

Nick Nguyen – 2
Individual Sweepstakes – 

Rajan Mediratta – 5

Gauri Ramesh – 2

Tori Schuetz – 1

Saturday – Turkey Talk

Lincoln East Novice
Extemp

Anish Renukunta – 6

Haya Abdel-Jabbar – 5

Rohit Kumar – 4

Rahul Guda – 3
Oratory

Megha Srivastav – 7

Brittany Cortez – 5

Jamie Youn – 4

Rahul Guda – 3

Haya Abdel-Jabbar – 2

Noah Ford – 1
Informative

Rohit Kumar – 6

Vaishnavi Menon – 4

Sanjana Darsipudi – 3

Jess Temple – 1
Dramatic Interp

Daphne Fossler – 5
Humorous Interp

Michaela Watson – 5

Reece Holman – 4
Poetry Interp

Karen Klug – 5

Paige Hansen – 4

Vaishnavi Menon – 2
Saturday – Varsity at Lincoln Pius X
Dramatic Interp

Tommy Dye – 3 (NIETOC Bid)
Duo Interp

Karsten Ogelsby and Tommy Dye – 4
Entertainment

Paige Schettler -5
Extemp Speaking

Rodney Edwards – 6

Gauri Ramesh – 5

Pratik Chaduvula – 4

Sameer Kunte – 3

Vishnu Menon – 2
Poetry Interp

Keerthi Shaik – 5

Brooke – 4

Justice – 2
Oratory

Tori Schuetz – 6

Naman Nisheeth – 5

Christina Combs – 4

Maggie Macfadyen – 3 (NIETOC Bid)

Gauri Ramesh – 2 (NIETOC Bid)

Weekend Results – Nov. 13-14

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Forensics had a very successful weekend. On Friday we had a novice tournament at Millard West and brought home a whole lot of awards (there are was not teams sweeps at the tourney, but we would have won it). We also sent a group of varsity student to Norfolk High School who won as a team. And then on Sat we took another group of varsity to Papillion La Vista and won the team sweepstakes there too! Individual results bellow.

Millard West GOLD – Friday Nov. 13
Extemporaneous Speaking

Nikhil Gadgil – 6

Pranav Tadikonda – 4

Praveen Rao – 3

Rohit Kumar – 2

Rahul Guda – 1
Original Oratory

Noah Ford – 5

Rahul Guda – 3

Megha Srivastav – 2

Brittany Cortez – 1
Humorous Interp

Charlie Maas – 5

Emily Ma – 3

Reece Holman – 1
Informative Speaking

Anish Renukunta – 6

Rohit Kumar – 5

Kerry Zhu – 4

Jess Temple – 3

Sanjana Darsipudi – 2

Vaishnavi Menon – 1
Dramatic Interp

Daphne Fossler – 3

Poetry Interp

Wrayna Howell – 6

Paige Hansen – 5

Maggie Hogan – 4

Haley Steiner – 3

Palak Singh – 2

Noah Ford – 1
Norfolk High School – Friday Nov. 13
Team took first place sweepstakes award!
Dramatic Interp

Brooke Wilczewski -2nd
Entertainment Speaking

Paurnima Ghotikar – 6

Tatum Morris – 5

Paige Schettler – 4
Extemp Speaking

Braeden Corrieri – 4

Rodney Edwards – 3

Jia Yu Shao – 2

Maddie Morrissette – 1
Humorous Interp

Pratik Chaduvula – 6

Ruchir Khazanchi – 4
Impromptu Speaking

Logan Wehr – 4

Ruchir Khazanchi – 2
Poetry

Madeline Halgren – 6

Paurnima Ghotikar – 2

Brooke Wilczewski – 1
Oratory

Taylor Tokos – 6

Sarah Clark – 5

Kashish Singh – 4

Rodney Edwards – 3

Maddie Morrissette – 1

Papillion LaVista – Saturday  Nov. 14

Team took first place sweepstakes!
Novice Dramatic Interp

William Nervig – 2
Novice Extemp

Haya Abdel-Jabbar – 4

Pranav Tadikonda – 3

Rohit Kumar – 1
Novice Oratory

Noah Ford -2

Haya Abdel-Jabbar-1
Dramatic Interp

Josh Shaffer – 3

Tommy Dye – 1
Extemp Speaking

Daniel Fu – 6

Rajan Mediratta – 5

Gauri Ramesh – 3

Maddie Morrissette – 1
Humorous Interp

Karsten Ogelsby – 5

Josh Shaffer – 3

George Varghese – 2
Impromptu Speaking

Rhiannon Cobb – 5
Informative Speaking

Nick Nguyen – 6

Rajan Mediratta – 5

Gauri Ramesh – 3
Oratory

Taylor Tokos – 6

Nick Nguyen – 4

Daniel Fu – 3

Rohan Thakker – 2

Maddie Morrissette – 1
Poetry

Keerthi Shaik – 6

Noah Ford – 3

Tommy Dye – 1

Weekend Results – Nov. 6-7

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We kicked off season well this weekend. Our novice tournament went very smooth, and even though we do not give awards to our students at our tournament this is where they would have placed. Also, Sat our varsity went to Bellevue West and we finished 2nd (by only 2 points) and we sent 9 students to congressional debate at LSW and helped the debate team a tiny bit in earning their first place finish. Results below:

Friday Nov 6th – Millard North Novice

Oratory

Jamie Youn – 6

Brittany Cortez – 2

Noah Ford – 1

Informative

Rohit Kumar – 6

Sanjana Darsipudi – 5

Grace Clausen – 3rd

Vaishnavi Menon – 2

Humorous Interp

Reece Holman – 1st

Extemp Speaking

Rohit Kumar – 6

Praveen Rao – 5

Haya Abdel-Jabbar – 3

Max Curry – 2

Rahul Guda – 1

Poetry

Emma Macfadyen – 5

Palak Singh – 5 (tie)

Noah Ford – 2

Dramatic Interp

William Nervig – 2

Sat Nov 7th

Lincoln Southwest Congressional Debate

Varsity House One

Maddie Morrissette – 1st

Novice House

Kyra McCollum – 2nd and Presiding Officer

Bellevue West Varsity

Impromptu Speaking
 

Tori Schuetz – 4

Extemp Speaking

Gauri Ramesh – 3

Rajan Mediratta – 1

Poetry

Tommy Dye – 5

Lizzy Kangas – 3

Justice Jones – 1

Informative Speaking

Abhinav Jaddu – 6

Rajan Mediratta – 4

Oratory

Christina Youn -6

Gauri Ramesh – 5

Daniel Fu – 4

Humorous Interp

Karsten Oglesby – 7

Sayde Simpson – 1

Dramatic Interp

Tommy Dye – 4

SOP’s Are Finally Out!!

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Standard Operating Procedure or better know as SOP’s will be regularly updated on the website from now on! For all parents/students needing to obtain an SOP, please head over to the Travel Sheets Page to download a copy of the Tournament’s SOP!

Do great Mustangs at your first tournament!

~Dhruv