2020 Senior Open Showcase Finalists

The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to recognize our 2020 Senior Open showcase finalists.

Congressional Debate

Lake Dodson
St. Joseph Catholic School, MS

Nathaniel Fair
Monarch High School, CO

Chirayu Gupta
H. D Jacobs High School, IL

Madison Pitts
Coram Deo Academy, TX

Julia Pollard
Bostin Latin School, MA

Mateo Portelli
Bishop Gorman High School, NV

Patrick Snider
Bishop Moore Catholic High School, FL

Christian Spencer
Summit Christian Academy – Yorktown, VA

Jack Trent
Blue Springs South High School, MO

Izzy Zhang
The Potomac School, VA

Dramatic Interpretation

Reagan Cisar
Lincoln Southwest High School, NE

Veronica Colmenarez
St. Thomas More High School – Lafayette, LA

Gabriella Garza
Harlingen High School, TX

Emma Linderman
Stuyvesant High School, NY

Chayla Velander
Eagan High School, MN

Caitlin Waugh
Milton Academy, MA

Humorous Interpretation

Joe Adams
Harlingen High School, TX

Makenna Edwards
Sylvania Southview High School, OH

Kat Jenkins
Murray High School, KY

Madison Myers
Harlingen High School, TX

Natalie Parkhurst
Littleton High School, CO

Seth Royston
University Laboratory School, HI

Informative Speaking

Jayda Dickson
Walker High School, MN

Grace Elkhal
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, OR

Catherine Gomez-Thompson
American Heritage School – Plantation, FL

Abby Peterson
Elk River Sr. High School, MN

Hamsa Shanmugam
Ursuline Academy – Dedham, MA

Karisa Wilson
Apple Valley High School, MN

Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking

Daniel Archer
Derby High School, KS

Shreya Avilala
Shakopee Sr. High School, MN

Mia Todd
Murray High School, KY

Brandon Wu
Klein High School, TX

Original Oratory

Aileen Chang
President William McKinley High School, HI

Katlyn Clarke
Danville Area High School, PA

Jana Kelly
American Heritage School – Plantation, FL

Gautham Nair
Shakopee Sr. High School, MN

Aarohi Shah
Wayzata High School, MN

Annie Stein
Needham High School, MA

Program Oral Interpretation

Trinity Anderson
Wayzata High School, MN

Mike Gonzales
La Vernia High School, TX

Megan Hogan
Mercer Area High School, PA

Anna Langert
Yukon High School, OK

Lauren Lewis
Jonesboro High School, AR

Alexis Sampson
Gahanna-Lincoln High School, OH

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