Speech Students Qualify for NSDA National Tournament

20-02_speech-teamDuring the first weekend of February, Milton’s speech and debate team joined 20 other member schools to compete in the New England National Speech and Debate Association District Qualifying Tournament. Top students from the tournament will represent the region at the NSDA National Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in June. All six of Milton’s finalists, listed below, qualified for nationals:

Dramatic Interpretation 
Ben Simpson
Miranda Paiz

Humorous Interpretation

Jack Burton


Jana Amin

International Extemp

Tyler Tjang

Original Oratory

Nyla Sams

Milton’s team also earned 2nd Place in Speech Sweepstakes based on the students’ performances, and Neha Modak qualified as 2nd alternate in U.S. Extemp, earning 5th place in her division.