Christ the King’s speech and debate team landed major honors recently after they performed so well in their regular season that they are headed to the New York state championships in the beginning of April.
During their final regular season tournament, the CTK team placed five finalists and took home their first place team trophy in student congress. Additionally, the student congress team received the Rev. Sean Ogle Award as the top group in student congress in Brooklyn and Queens for the 2013-14 season.
The students will now travel to the championship near Cooperstown on April 4 through April 6.
Earning spots for the school this year are freshmen Laura Jans and Shania Figueroa, sophomore Melissa Lent, and juniors Stephen Lebak, Dominik Makocki, and Kevin Rodriguez.
The national championship will be held this year over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, Ill. CTK students who have qualified for that include sophomore Krystle Salvati and juniors Stephen Lebak, Dominik Makocki, and Kristen Tully. In addition, Kevin Rodriguez, Laura Jans, Shania Figueroa, Melissa Lent, and Mary Yanez are alternates for the national finals.