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Speech/Debate Students Garner Honors

Aldine Senior High School speech and debate 2001 graduates Jose Pineda and Delmicia Williams placed second in the National Forensic League (NFL) Barbara Jordan Debate Competition held in Oklahoma City last June.

Jose, now attending the University of Houston, and Delmicia, who attends the University of Texas-Austin, each received $3,000 in scholarship funds. Previously, each had earned $500 scholarships competing on the local level.

The Barbara Jordan debates are sponsored by the Kaiser Foundation.

Paul Alex Perales was a semifinalist and the highest-ranking Texas competitor in original oratory at the NFL tournament. He competed in 12 rounds of competition with his speech “World Wrestling Federation Champion.”

Aldine High’s Chad Williams participated in the NFL Congress as a senator from South Texas.

The Aldine Senior High speech and debate program is sponsored by Eloise Weisinger.

Aldine Senior High student council member Janesia Fleming represented Aldine Senior at the National Student Safety Program in Honolulu, Hawaii in July. At the conference, the Aldine Senior student council received an “Outstanding Chapter Award.”
Liz Wolf is the Aldine Senior High student council sponsor.