"We are the only competitive speech program north of Santa Rosa," said Mike Mealue, speech and debate coach at Del Norte High School.
"Both of these places represented our best state finish since 1996," Mealue
"Winning performances have a variety of characters, settings and are always funny," Mealue
The program requires hours of student research, writing and performance practices, said Mealue
Most of the competitive tournaments are held in places like Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles, he
said, which means North Coast students travel quite a distance for each competition.
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