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Speech & Debate Opens BCFL Season at Calvert Hall

On Saturday, September 29, Loyola Blakefield Speech & Debate traveled to Calvert Hall for their first Baltimore Catholic Forensics League Tournament of the season. There were also several alumni present who returned to help coach and judge the tournament including Kurt Manion ’15, Tom Pacheco ’10, Dan Sampson ’10, Patrick McCleary ’10, Gavin Mease ’10, and Anthony Price ’17. Congratulations to the following Dons on their award winning presentations:
 
Joey Ghirardelli '19 & Collin Branam '19
  • Honorable Mention in Duo Interpretation, performing “Blazing Saddles” by Mel Brooks
Marlo Lacson '20 & Zach Durkin '20
  • Honorable Mention in Duo Interpretation, performing “The Boatwright” by Bo Wilson
David Ruiz '21
  • Honorable Mention in Declamation, delivering “How to Connect With Depressed Friends” by Bill Burnett
Will Skinner '22
  • Honorable Mention in Declamation, delivering “We Train Soldiers for War” by Hector Garcia
Joey Ghirardelli '19
  • Silver Medal in Extemporaneous Speaking, discussing the Venezuela coup attempt, bullying in schools, and the entertainment industry
  • Gold Medal in Impromptu Speaking, discussing various quotations
Will LaMoure '19
  • Gold Medal in Extemporaneous Speaking, discussing US/China relations, the Bill Cosby prison sentence, and officer training
  • Gold Medal in Impromptu Speaking, discussing various quotations
Zach Durkin '20
  • Silver Medal in Dramatic Performance, delivering “Takedown Day” by Steve Osbourne
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