At the National Speech & Debate Association’s (NSDA) National Tournament held from June 14-20, 2020, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas’ (CASLV) Caden Denning placed sixth in the Prepared Prompt Speaking competition. Denning also advanced to the quarterfinals in Congressional Debate: House. He was the only student from the state of Nevada who advanced to the finals at this year’s tournament.
“We are excited to congratulate our very own Caden Denning on his tremendous performance at the National Speech & Debate Tournament,” said Ercan Aydogdu, executive director of CASLV. “A testament to his determination and hard work, Caden was not only the sole student from Nevada to advance to the finals at this year’s tournament, but placed in the top six. We are proud of Caden’s accomplishment and applaud him on his achievements. We also want to thank and congratulate Caden’s coach and teacher, Mrs. Amanda Sloan.”
A junior at Coral Academy’s Sandy Ridge Campus, Denning is a seasoned speech & debate competitor, participating in competitions throughout the year with the Golden Desert Speech & Debate League.
The National Tournament, held by the NSDA annually, was hosted virtually this year to ensure the safety of participants, coaches, judges and families. The organization’s mission is to connect, support, and inspire a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.
About Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas:
Founded in 2007, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is a STEM-focused, public charter school for grades K-12 that focuses on college preparation. The award-winning education institution serves more than 3,700 students across the valley throughout six campuses: Tamarus, Windmill, Sandy Ridge, Centennial Hills, Eastgate and Nellis Air Force Base.