• Speech & Debate
NSDA Middle School Showcase Championships

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) hosted the 2021 Middle School National Tournament the weekend of May 1-2, 2021. The ACDS squad entered 17 students in this marquee national tournament. With 194 schools and over 1,500 entries, the Showcase Championships is the biggest Middle School speech and debate tournament to date. After 6 preliminary rounds of competition, the top students were named Showcase Champions. ACDS was well represented with FIVE Showcase Championships.  In Humorous Interpretation Kai Scharlin '22, and Hannah Peters '22 took home honors. In Declamation Allison Ellis '22, Hannah Greene '22, and Leo Billante '22 received recognition. After earning the maximum number of team points possible. The awards announcements were capped off with Almaden Country Day School receiving the School of Excellence Award, which is given to the top 20 schools in the United States. A fantastic performance by all!

For more about ACDS Competitive Speech and Debate, please contact Coach Wardner.

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