2014 Southern California Debate League Champions

LeagueChamps2014An epic rainstorm unloaded on the Screamin’ Eagles during their State Qualifying Tournament at Cal. State Long Beach.  When the downpour subsided, the team created its own version of thunder and lightning by topping 16 other schools and winning their 17th straight Southern California Debate League Championship.  In all, Gabrielino Speech & Debate earned 243 sweepstakes points and qualified 32 students -for the State Championships next month in Modesto.  Way to go Screamin’ Eagles!!!

Screamin’ Eagles have a National Champion!!!

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The Screamin’ Eagles came back from Birmingham, Alabama with a National Championship in Original Oratory and a National Semifinalist Duo (9th place).  Seven of the Nine National Qualifiers placed in the top 21 of their events:  Blok/Seanna-21st in Duo  Anna-18th in U.S. Extemp  Vacation-15th in Humor  Twins-9th in Duo  Jenny-National Champion in Oratory.  Between 200 and 500 of the nation’s top students qualify at local tournaments to compete in each of the events at Nationals.

For the 7th time in the past 9 years, the team was awarded a National Speech School of Excellence Team Trophy.

Gabrielino placed 13th overall in America and 4th in the speech category out of over 2500 schools.

Way to go Screamin’ Eagles!!!!

Team History

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 20 YEAR OLD PROGRAM
16 Straight Southern California Debate League Championships
10  East Los Angeles Co/Orange Co National Forensic League District Championships
Our team has been one of the largest 5 teams in America for the past 11 years
Top program in the entire southern half of California 12 out of the past 13 years

**2013 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2013 Team AGAIN placed 4th in Speech, 13th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2012 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2012 Team placed 4th in Speech, 13th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2011 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2011 Team placed 1st in Speech, 4th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2010 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2010 Team placed 5th in Speech, 5th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2009 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2009 Team placed 5th in Speech, 5th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2008 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2008 Team placed 5th in Speech, 5th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2005 National School of Excellence Award Winner **
2005 Team placed 5th in Speech, 8th Overall at The National Tournament out of 2500+ schools

**2003 National Coach of the The Year**

551 students have qualified for the State Championships
269 State Semi-Finalists
115 State Finalists
15 Individual State Champions
170 students have qualified for the National Championships
52 Academic All-Americans
27 National Semi-Finalists
11 National Finalists
2 National Champions