In what might be considered a major victory for the underdogs, my son Mark and his partner Kian, both freshmen novices, were victorious in there first National Forensics League tournament together in Duo Interpretative Speech. The tournament was held at Leland High School and the Duo event attracted 28 pairs of competitors from elite Northern California Schools like Bellarmine, Monta Vista, Presentation, Notre Dame, Saint Francis, San Jose Academy, Mitty and South San Francisco. Leland is considered to be the number one High School Speech and Debate High School in the Nation. Witnesses of the final round commented that the Mark and Kian team had the judges rolling with laughter as the presented their piece on “Time Travel”. Congratulations to them and good luck this season.