The Tuloso Midway Speech and Debate team had a great season opener at Harlingen South’s Sombrero Showdown, according to the district.

The team beat out 26 schools to win first place at Sweepstakes.

Vada Janak was the tournament top performer. She was named champion in three events; impromptu, foreign extemp and cross examination debate. She was also cross examination top speaker and winning the top competitor sombrero.

Congratulations to the following champions-

Mallory Wilcox - congress and domestic extemp

Lorena San Pedro - original oratory

Jennifer Xac - cross examination

Lauren Cavada - novice prose

Hazel Ruibal - novice extemp

Finalist were Elias Mota, Stephanie Zapata, Ayleen Rodriguez, Nate Lombardo, Zachary Nepote, Lewis Molina, Ariana Esquivel, Jace Allen, Estevan Serna, Shreya Komire, Jackie Zapata, Mark Chapa, Jimmy Garcia, Emiliano Flores, Cesar Palacios, Chence Hull,

Adam Flores, Teah Mbang, Marysa Lozano, Ricardo Hernandez, Viviana San Pedro, Azaria Russell and Kevin Craig.