Good Counsel Speech and Debate Team


This past Saturday, Good Counsel won the DC/Virginia State Speech Championship at the WACFL MetroFinal tournament. 25 schools and 200+ competitors participated. 19 GC entries (24 students) earned a spot at Nationals, which is Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago.

The students listed below will represent GC at Nationals in their respective events:

Declamation: Valeria Morales (Fr), Abby Munro (So), Annie Cooksey (So)

Dramatic Performance: Rachel Kilgallon (Jr) (State Champion), Cara Teixeira (Sr), Catherine Zellers (Jr), Hannah Yomi (Jr)

Duo Performance: Ahadu Betselot (Jr) & Abby Behailu (So) (State Champions), Finn McManamee (So) & Anna Wyman (So), Natalia Cooper (Jr) and Nicole Fernandez (Jr),

Nicholas Kiwanuka (Jr) & Jacob Kiwanuka (So), Isaiah Bowes (Sr) & Mitun Adenuga (Sr)

Oral Interp: Alex Goutier (Sr) (State Champion), Miracle Adedeji (Sr), Uzoma Elekwachi (Sr), Sarah Briggs (So), Lourdes Nguyen (Sr)

Original Oratory: Lucie Powers (Sr), Arlene Ayuk (Jr)