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Sandalwood High's Estrada Takes Speech Tournament's Top Honors

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Sandalwood High's Estrada Takes Speech Tournament's Top Honors

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Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr, Staff writer

Sandalwood High School senior Paolo Estrada took top honors as tournament champion at the recent Ridgeview Speech and Debate Tournament. Daniel Fanger, also a senior, earned second-place honors. Estrada and Fanger were the only debaters at the tournament with undefeated records.

Sandalwood sophomore Jennifer King ranked first as a speaker. In the varsity division of policy debate, King and freshman Josh Kohmuench placed third. In the Lincoln-Douglas debate division, junior Juan Bonfante placed sixth. The Sandalwood debate team is coached by Carmen Adkins.

-- Amanda M. Hamilton, a student at Terry Parker High School, has been named an AP Scholar by the College Board Advanced Placement Program. The designation recognizes college-level achievement on advanced placement program examinations.

-- Sandalwood High School seniors Daniel Stabler and Heather Julin recently were named members of the all-state chorus based on their performance on tests in theory, sight-reading and octet singing. The chorus recently performed at Alimacani Elementary School.

The chorus has been invited to perform as part of the Disney Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Dec. 21 and 22 at Walt Disney World. Marie George is the chorus director.

-- The Sandalwood High School girls volleyball team, with a 25-5 record, claimed the district championship by defeating Mandarin. With 327 kills, Cylenia Norris achieved a school record. Jessie Sherriffs finished second by making 181 kills. Shayna Tutson made 181 blocks, and setters Rebekah Tanner and Allison Nath made 211 assists each. Ecology teacher Carlyce Cononie coached the team.

-- Sandalwood High School's girls swim team finished third out of 15 teams competing recently in the Swim Conference at Episcopal High School. …

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