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Katy Independent School District

Grant Smith


Seven Lakes Junior High

Speech and Debate 


 Seven Lakes High School Tournament Results

        On November 19th, SLJH Speech and Debate competed at the Seven Lakes High School middle school tournament. Spartan Speech and Debate took home the 3rd Place Sweepstakes trophy, our first sweepstakes trophy in school history! In addition, 18 Spartans were either finalists or medalists in their respective events. See below for a list of the finalists...

Duet Improv

Finalists- Archit Goyal and Akhil Ibrahim, Nicole Xu and Denver Tran

Dramatic Interp

Finalists- Ahryn Hancock and Tofunmi Jewesimi

 Duet Acting

Finalists- Neha Allada and Varsha Natarajan

2nd Place- Ahryn Hancock and Sofia Pham

 Lip Sync

Finalists- Anjali Dixit and Mariam Zewail

3rd Place- Nicole Xu, Saumya Seth, Denver Tran

2nd Place- Neha Allada and Varsha Natarajan


Finalist- Archit Goyal

 Senior Prose

Finalist- Tiffany Enemuo

2nd Place- Akhil Ibrahim


1st Place- Akhil Ibrahim, Archit Goyal, Tofunmi Jewesimi, Parth Dangore


Finalist- Anjali Dixit

 Congressional Debate

2nd Place- Anish E





2nd Place-Rina Iwata

Solo Improv

Finalist-Archit Goyal



Ibrahim and Goyal bring home SLJH's first 1st Place trophy in Duet Improv!


Taylor High School Tournament Results

       On October 15th, SLJH Speech and Debate competed at the Katy Taylor High School Invitational Tournament. Fifteen SLJH students reached the semi-finals in their chosen events. In addition, four speakers broke to the final round in their chosen event. See below for final round results!


Murtaza Kazmi- Extemp Finalist

Tofunmi Jewesimi- Senior Prose Finalist

Akhil Ibrahim- 2nd Place Humorous Interpretation

Akhil Ibrahim- 1st Place Duet Improv (SLJH's 1st First Place Trophy!)

Archit Goyal- 1st Place Duet Improv (SLJHS's 1st First Place Trophy!)


Current SLJH 6th and 7th Graders 

         If you are interested in signing-up to participate with the SLJH Speech and Debate team for the Fall of 2017, please be sure to attend the 1st meeting on September 6, 2017 in Mr. Smith's room. Experienced speech and debate students will be on hand to explain speech and debate. At this meeting, you will find out about the plans for the Fall semester, supplies, and the SLJH Speech and Debate Handbook.


Incoming 6th Graders 

         Are you interested in arguing or public speaking? Do you like improvisation or storytelling? Do you like friendly competition or current events? Are you an incoming SLJH 6th grader? If the answer to those questions is yes, then come to CRUSH Camp and stop by the SLJH Speech and Debate booth. Experienced speech and debate students will be on hand to talk to you about all the opportunities speech and debate has to offer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Smith or Mrs. Wood. 


Parent Meeting!​

         All parents of SLJH Speech and Debate team members are invited to an informational meeting on September 7, 2017  from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the LGI. Information will be provided regarding tournaments, fees, supplies, etc


​2017-2018 Speech and Debate Officers

Congratualtions to the 2017-2018 Speech and Debate Officers. These Spartans were chosen by their peers to lead the team in this competitive year. 

President- Tofunmi Jewesimi

Vice President- Akhil Ibrahim

Clerk-  Prachi Rajput

Debate Chief-  Ximena Becerra

Speech Chief-  Parth Dangore

Membership Liason-  Archit Goyal


Important Dates 2017-2018:

September 6th​- First Meeting (Mr. Smith’s room)

September 7th- Parent Meeting (LGI 6:30-7:30 PM)

September 13th- T-Shirt Orders due

September 13th- Activity Fee, Consent to Treat, and Handbook Signed due


October- Taylor Tournament

November- SLHS Tournament

February- TBA Tournament

April- TBA Tournament

*All dates are tentative and subject to amendment or cancellation.


Click the links below for important Speech and Debate documents...

​2017-2018 SLJH Speech and Debate Handbook

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