Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

December 10, 2011
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231

GPHS Speech Team Speaks Loudly at Competition

        On December 10, 2011, nine students from the Galena Park High School Encounter's Speech Team competed in the Beaumont Central High School Speech Tournament. Competing in eight different individual speaking events, the team members earned a total of 15 superior award ribbons and 21 excellent award ribbons. They also earned an additional nine honorable mention good ratings.

       As a team, they took top honors in the high school division by earning the 1st place high school sweepstakes trophy – winning by 24 percentage points. First place is certainly an impressive accomplishment. Even more amazing is winning it on their FIRST time to compete.

       Eight of nine students also qualified for the state meet to be held in May at Lamar University. Please congratulate Mr. Kingsmill and all of the participating students and staff from GPHS!

GPHS Speech Team

Galena Park High School Encounter’s Speech Team proudly display their first place trophy. Pictured (Front row): Itzel Gonzalez, Delia Gonzales, Dylan Kellner (Back row): Tommy Lamas, Danielle Galvan, Delmy Escobar, Elias Vega, Ammy Deleon, Raymond Medellin, James Kingsmill (Coach).