Rocky Fork Enterprise

Speech and debate honors for the year

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.

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