Last week, the Plymouth Speech and Debate Team held its Novice Awards program. Over 50 Plymouth High School students competed during the novice season prior to Christmas. All who attended were recognized during the program and were sworn in as members of the National Forensic League. All were asked to uphold the core values of the NFL - values which include "integrity, humility, respect, leadership, and service in the pursuit of excellence." Many of these same students are competing as members of the Spring Travel Squad.
Pictured above are the novices who were able to attend the program. Row 1: Gio Garcia, Lucas Vervynckt, Clayton Lenig, Jake Lenburg, Brandon Mohammed, Curtis Smith, George Stults, Austin Dixon Row 2: Gabby Garver, Emily McKenzie, Lauren Deisch, Kiara Meadors, Grace Cupka, Kaylie Barden, Yailin Rodriguez, Amber Gonzalez, Gloria Garcia, Elizabeth Polstra, Miriah Bowen Row 3: Olivia Wendel, Maddy Deisch, Isabelle Miller, Breanna Morrow, Meghan Egierski, Jillian Smith, Melanie Cooper, Sara Smith, Danielle Erickson, Haley Mills
Pictured are the 15 Past Becomes the Future trophy winners. This is an award for the top novice freshman throughout the season. Row 1: Curtis Smith, Kaylie Barden, Yailin Rodriguez, Elizabeth Polstra, Haley Mills, Melanie Cooper, Gio Garcia Row 2: Gabby Garver, Grace Cupka, Emily McKenzie, Maddy Deisch, Lauren Deisch, Jillian Smith, Meghan Egierski, Sara Smith
Pictured are the TEAM award trophy winners for students who were sophomore, junior or senior novices, or freshman who were solid members. Row 1: Clayton Lenig, Austin Dixon, George Stults Row 2: Olivia Wendel, Isabelle Miller, Gloria Garcia, Danielle Erickson, Breanna Morrow
Pictured are Emily McKenzie and Meghan Egierski who are the novice leaders in NFL points and Sweepstakes points.