We are proud of every success, from small improvements to big victories.
We are SAUSD.
CHSSA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
We had 19 students from 3 high schools across our district (Godinez, Santa Ana, and Middle College) compete at the CHHSA State Tournament in Carlsbad, CA!
Keila Lopez won 6th place in the state for Program Oral Interpretation and Britani Casanova won 7th place in the state for Dramatic Interpretation.
We are also proud of our Speech Teachers - Ms. Monique Statler from Godinez Fundamental High School, who was named League Rockstar of the Year and Mr. Adam Duarte from Santa Ana High School, who was named Rookie of the Year!
QUALIFYING FOR NATIONALS!
Southern California District Qualifier at Bonita Vista High School (March 25-26, 2023)
Advanced Learning Academy/Circulos, Century, Godinez Fundamental High School, and Middle College High School competed in the National Qualifying tournament in Chula Vista the weekend of March 25-26. On day one, all 30 students competed in preliminary rounds to determine who the top students are. 9 of the 30 students broke into the semifinals round. On day two, one duo (2 students) and 7 additional students (totaling 9 students) broke into the semi-final round. After the final round, 5 students (one duo and 3 additional students) have now qualified for the National Tournament in Phoenix. Specifically, Century HS’s DUO team won first place to qualify; a student from Godinez won 3rd place in HI to qualify for Nationals; two students from MCHS won first and second place in POI to qualify for Nationals. Students who did not qualify at this tournament will continue to compete for eligibility at the Last Chance Qualifiers online and each school that competed will also be able to send two students who competed but did not qualify to compete in supplemental events at the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament in Phoenix in June.
East LA District Tournament Results (March 10-11, 2023)
Santa Ana High School competed in their District National Qualifying Tournament in the East LA District. One of the most competitive districts in the country, it is especially hard to qualify students to Nationals. SAHS took ten students and had six advance to semifinals; from those six three advanced to finals, with one qualifying to advance to the National Tournament in June.
OCSL STATE QUALIFIER
OCSL State Qualifier Results (March 4-5, 2023)
SAUSD had 42 students compete in the Orange County Speech League State Qualifiers, representing Godinez Fundamental High School, Middle College High School, and Santa Ana High School. We competed in eleven different speaking events and had thirty-five students make it into the final rounds for ten of the eleven events! We earned twenty-five student qualifier spots in nine different events to compete at the California High School Speech Association State Championships April 21-23 in Carlsbad, CA. In the past, this was not an opportunity that was given to the students district-wide so it is an achievement milestone for district program unity and an opportunity for California State recognition.
SAUSD at HARVARD - FEB 2023
At the National Forensics Tournament at Harvard University, 35 students participated in this prestigious tournament. 14 students broke into the octo finals and 1 student broke into the quarter finals.
SAUSD In OMAHA
Omaha Trip Results (January 28, 2023)
Twenty-five SAUSD students traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in the Winter Wonderland tournament. Thirteen students advanced to finals rounds and swept the competition, with Santa Ana High School earning third place sweepstakes overall.