NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2012
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231
jfrey@galenaparkisd.com

GALENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH TEAM
FINISHES THE YEAR STRONG

       The Galena Park High School Speech Team, comprised of students from the Professional Communications/Encounters class, competed in the Educational Drama-Speech State Contest on May 5. The contest was held at Lamar State College - Port Arthur (part of the Lamar University system). The students and team competed at qualifying tournaments throughout the year to become eligible to attend the state contest.

       At the conclusion of the state contest, Galena Park had earned a total of 19 superior medals and six excellent ribbons. Additionally, the team won its third consecutive sweepstakes at the tournament.

Speech Team
The Galena Park High School Speech Team
celebrates the culmination of a year's work at the Educational Drama-Speech Association State Contest on May 5, at Lamar State College Port Arthur (part of the Lamar University system). The team is pictured wearing their medals and displaying the sweepstakes trophy earned at the state contest along with the sweepstakes trophies from the two previous tournaments. (Pictured from left: Delmy Escobar, Itzel Gonzalez, Danielle Galvan, Delia Gonzales, Ammy Delon, Elias Vega, Raymond Medellin, Tommy Lamas, Dylan Kellner, and James Kingsmill, speech teacher/team coach.