The Gahanna Lincoln High School Speech and Debate Team held its awards ceremony Monday, March 17.
Sedona Rosenberg and Matthew Zianni were named National Forensic League Academic All-American honorees. This honor recognizes students who have achieved superior distinction, a grade-point average of at least 3.7 and a minimum ACT of 27 or SAT score of 2,000; are sixth- or seventh-semester students; and have demonstrated character qualities such as leadership and commitment in the eyes of their coach or principal.
The special "Mann Award," a $100 cash prize sponsored by Bruce Mann and awarded for most wins in a season, was given to Sedona Rosenberg for Inidividual Events and Jassy Da Silva, Skye Booth and Matthew Zianni for Debate.
Other awards include:
* Novice Most Improved -Team -- Stephen Sponhour
* Varsity Most Improved-Team -- Sarah Beavers
* Novice Hardest Worker -Team -- Eric Velazquez
* Varsity Hardest Worker -Team -- Sedona Rosenberg
* Novice Most Improved -Coaches -- Stephen Sponhour
Varsity Most Improved -Coaches -- Summit Rosenberg, Max Agranoff
* Novice Hardest Worker -Coaches -- Jacob Naiman
* Varsity Hardest Worker -Coaches -- Gabby Howell, Jassy Da Silva and Skye Booth.
* Most Team Spirit -- Jassy Da Silva
* Most Service to the Team -- Jennie McAndrew
Other distinctions students achieved include:
* New NFL Members, Degree of Merit -- Nithika Badam, Kathleen Candor, Liza Day, Caitlynn Davis, Esther George, Lydia Myus, Jacob Naiman, Stephen Sponhour and Eric Velazquez.
* NFL Advancing to Degree of Honor -- Nithika Badam, Sarah Beavers, Ross Candor, Esther George, Erin Holt, Jacob Naiman, Stefn Sandberg, Stephen Sponhour and Eric Velazquez.
* NFL Advancing to Degree of Honor and receiving a Letter -- Max Agranoff, Sarah Beavers, Kyle Clark, Gabby Howell, Olivia Smith, Stacy Studer, Stephen Sponhour and Caleb Webb.
* NFL Advancing to Distinction -- Max Agranoff, Kyle Clark, Kate Frank, Loie Greenwood, Gabby Howell, Nichole Kirk, Nick Pagliaro, Summit Rosenberg, Stacy Studer and Caleb Webb.
* NFL Advancing to Special -- Skye Booth, Jassy Da Silva, Megan Ellsesser, Jennie McAndrew, Sedona Rosenberg and Sibi Sengottuvel.
* NFL Advancing to Superior Distinction -- Sedona Rosenberg and Matthew Zianni.
Students who achieved perfect attendance were Jassy Da Silva, Megan Ellsesser, Loie Greenwood, Sibi Sengottuvel, Stacy Studer, Caleb Webb and Matthew Zianni.
The team's 2014-2015 officers will be co-captains Loie Greenwood and Summit Rosenberg, secretary Sibi Sengottuvel and historian Gabby Howell.