Monday, February 28, 2011
Habad is a member of the James Logan Forensics team.
For the first time in four years, the James Logan Forensics team was victorious at the prestigious California Invitational for the first time in four years.
Held annually at the University of California, Berkeley campus, the three days of rigorous competition during President's Day weekend brought thousands of competitors from twelve states to test their might against the best of the best.
The tournament is notorious for running behind schedule, and this year proved to be no different.
“It got annoying after a while, but the competition is always worth it,” said junior Javier Bremond, who competed in Public Forum debate, Dramatic Interpretation and Duo Interpretation. Bremond was a finalist in Duo Interpretation.
Logan had seven finalists this year, including junior Jyoti Swamy. Swamy made the final round in both Dramatic and Duo Interpretation. It is Swamy's first year of competition, and it is generally unheard of to be a finalist in two events as a first-year competitor.
“I was really happy when I saw my name on those lists. I put my heart and soul into what I do, and I’m just glad to reap the rewards,” said Swamy.
Meanwhile, senior Jonathan Wu and junior Brandon Deadwiler won Duo Interpretation doing a humorous piece entitled “The Math Curse”. They had the entire crowd in an uproar of laughter with their subtle jokes and extremely creative choreography.
James Logan won the tournament by two points with Leland High School of San Jose coming in second.