Northland placed 2nd in the state in the 2021 TAPPS Academic & Speech Competition!

See the full list of all our amazing students who contributed to Northland's 2nd place finish below, along with a message from each faculty member involved in preparing these students to compete during such an unusual year:
Ready Writing
3rd - Camille Downey
6th - Illiana Garza
Current Events
3rd - Kelly VanStone
Math (9th-10th Grade)
4th - Christina Vigil
6th - Natalie Dumlao
8th - Grayson Fischer
Advanced Math
5th - Charles Xie
4th - Angel Chen
5th - Maddie Leard
Number Sense
6th - Charles Xie
Social Studies
5th - Scott Hammel
8th - Collin Scamp-Gross
6th - Amanda Brown
3rd - Macy Ingram
8th - Karahn Garfield
Original Oratory
1st - Matthew Egdorf
3rd - Abigail Beckham
Solo Acting
2nd - Macy Ingram
4th - Amanda Brown
Persuasive Speaking
2nd - Claire Schulter
5th - Maddie Leard
LD Debate
1st - Lilly Broussard
5th - Andrew Kubosh
5th - Jonathan Trenholme
debate competitors
"NCS is so proud of the students and the teachers who prepared them for this competition. Congratulations to all our students who placed in their events and a big thanks to all those who participated and gave their time and energy to prepare and compete. Go Coogs!"
- Cliff Kraner (Academics Competitors)
"This year has been quite the rollercoaster, but we are so blessed that the NCS Administration has been supportive of us as we navigate the world of online Speech & Debate. Although it's not our norm, we've been able to compete from the school and still build that team camaraderie that is incredibly important for the activity. We have even been able to start some new traditions while we compete from NCS! The countless tournaments we competed in over the course of the year definitely set us up for a successful TAPPS meet; our students knew what to expect and were able to navigate the online experience easily. We are so proud of their success, determination, and keeping the spirit of NCS Debate alive through this pandemic!"
- Courtney Coffman (Debate Competitors)
"Although the year has been challenging for the performing arts students, with basically all events canceled, they were able to focus on individual performing pieces and compete in the TAPPS State Meet. Each theatre student selected their own prose, poetry and solo acting piece, so they were able to find material that they had some connection to. These students worked hard in class and on their own time to memorize and perfect their performances. We are so excited that their efforts and talents were recognized."
- Carolyn Jurick (Acting/Speech Competitors)
* Because of class schedules and the nature of the tournament, these photos are only some of the students who successfully competed for Northland - we hope to share photos of the rest of the students soon!