Bear Creek Hosts First Grizzlies Forensics Invitational

The Bear Creek School hosted its first speech and debate tournament last weekend on January 25-26, 2013, hosting 16 schools and 180 high school students at our campus in Redmond, Washington.
 
 
 	Bear Creek Winners at Grizzlies Forensics Invitational
Bear Creek Winners at Grizzlies Forensics Invitational
 
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Jan. 29, 2013 - PRLog -- (Redmond, WA) – The first Grizzlies Forensics Invitational is in the books as 16 high schools and 180 students competed on January 25-26, 2013 at The Bear Creek School’s campus in Redmond, Washington. Participants considered the tournament a success because it ran on time over the course of the two-day event. One coach described the tournament as “the Cadillac of tournaments.”  Participation is expected to grow next year, since the comments received from competitors, coaches, and judges were very positive:

“This is the best tournament I’ve attended in four years of debate.”

“I have never attended a more well-organized tournament.”

“The smiling faces and genuine warmness of the Bear Creek staff made this tournament more relaxing than most.”

Debate events included Lincoln-Douglas (LD), Cross Examination (CX), Public Forum (PF), and Congressional Debate (CD). Individual events included Extemporaneous, Expository, Impromptu, Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Interpretive Reading.

Here are the official results of The Bear Creek School students:
• Open Impromptu: senior Katie Gomulkiewicz third place
• Novice Impromptu: sophomore Jesse Domingo finalist; sophomore Semilore Sobande first place
• Dramatic Interpretation (open, novice together):  S Sobande second place
• Humorous Interpretation (open, novice together):  J Domingo fourth place; senior Jake Casale first place
• Duo Interpretation (open, novice together): K Gomulkiewicz/J Casale first place
• Open Oratory:  K Gomulkiewicz fourth place; sophomore Grace Carruth third place
• Open Interpretive Reading:  G Carruth second place
• Congress:  K Gomulkiewicz second place
• Super Congress qualifiers: K Gomulkiewicz, junior Caroline Bridgwater, J Domingo, and freshman Caleb Ji
• Novice Lincoln Douglas:  senior Sam Stansell first place
• Open Lincoln Douglas:  S Sobande third place

Participating High Schools
Annie Wright School,  Tacoma, WA
The Bear Creek School, Redmond, WA
Cedar Park Christian Schools, Bothell, WA
Eastlake High School, Sammamish, WA
Eastside Catholic High School, Sammamish, WA
Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish, WA
Interlake High School,  Bellevue, WA
Kamiak High School,  Mukilteo, WA
Newport High School,  Bellevue, WA
Providence Classical Christian School, Lynnwood, WA
Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA
Redmond High School,  Redmond, WA
Seattle Academy, Seattle, WA
Sedro-Woolley High School, Sedro-Woolley, WA
Snohomish High School,   Snohomish, WA
Tumwater High School, Tumwater, WA

About The Bear Creek School
The Bear Creek School, a leader in classical education for preschool - grade 12 in the Pacific Northwest, offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum from a Christian worldview. The Bear Creek School challenges students to reach their intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential through academics, WIAA athletics, fine arts, community service programs and many other educational and social activities.  The Bear Creek School’s curriculum includes AP and Honors classes in its Upper School program.  Founded in 1988, the school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on four campuses.  Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten – grade 12 students and Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool – grade 5 students.  Bear Creek has two Early Childhood campuses in Woodinville and Sammamish serving preschool and prekindergarten students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools.
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