Albright Middle School State Champions

On April 19 and 20, Alief ISD middle school students competed in the Texas Junior Speech and Debate Association (TJSDA) State Tournament. This tournament represents the highest level of middle school speech and debate competition in the State of Texas; it determines State Champions in 18 different events.

Olle Middle School Team at State CompetitionThe following students were recognized at the conclusion of the tournament.

Albright Middle SchoolFifth Place Sweepstakes

 Shirley La—State Champion in Storytelling, Semifinalist in Humorous Interpretation, Semifinalist in Prose

Dat Nguyen—State Champion in Congressional Debate

N. Ephraim Nwabuko—State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking​, Fourth Place in Impromptu Speaking

Lauren Phang and Audrey Hong—Sixth Place in Duet Improvisation

Aazan Nawaz—​Seventh Place in Congressional Debate​

Dustin Martinez and Yuhuan Diao—​Ninth Place in Public Forum Debate

Albright State Championship TeamBajen Ceesay—Semifinalist in Informative Speaking

Hayden Ha—Semifinalist in Humorous Interpretation

Trang Trinh—Semifinalist in Congressional Debate

Jocelyn Chavez—Quarterfinalist in Poetry

JuJu Olatoye—Quarterfinalist in Poetry

Lauren Phang—Quarterfinalist in Prose​

Kelly Van—Quarterfinalist in Prose


Olle Middle School 

Rodrigo Castillo, Yoselin Espinal Martinez, Preston Nguyen, Catherine Nneji, and Jasmine Reyes—​Third Place in World Schools Debate

Italee Bolivar—Semifinalist in Original Spoken Word Poetry

Elizabeth David Balogun—Semifinalist in Original Spoken Word Poetry

O'Donnell Middle School

 Aaron SalasSemifinalist in Extemporaneous Speaking

Len LeQuarterfinalist in Poetry​