Three Kempner High School students, Hira Baig, Stephanie Calvino, and Eric Diep, competed in the 2011 LFG/ NFL National Speech and Debate Tournament, held June 13 in Dallas. They were among more than 3,600 students from across the nation to participate in the annual competition.
In the Public Forum Debate division of the competition, Baig and Diep advanced to the ninth round and ranked in the Top 35 students in the nation. Calvino qualified to compete in the Original Oratory event, and she and Baig advanced to the Octa-Final round of the Impromptu Speaking division, placing in the Top 50 in the nation.
Will Mason is the Speech and Debate Coach at Kempner.