Campus Co-Curricular Updates

Posted: March 28, 2019

Winter Sports
The varsity wrestling team finished in 1st place in the West Catholic Athletic League, varsity basketball finished as CCS Open Division runner-up, and the varsity soccer team was crowned CCS Open Division Champion and NorCal Champion. Read more about the varsity soccer team title-winning season here.

Theatre Arts
Our cast of talented theatre students captivated audiences with lively musical numbers and intricate dance sequences in our winter musical, Disney's Newsies,held in March. You can read more about the preparation of producing this year's musical here. Up next for the Theatre Arts Program: I Hate Hamlet.

The FRC robotics team competed in the San Francisco Regional FRC competition on March 15-17 at St. Ignatius High School. There were 60 Bells in attendance and the team was awarded the Innovation in Control award for their robot design. After the qualification matches with a record of 9-1-1, the team ended the competition in third place. After the qualifying matches, the team worked together to partner with two other teams: Team 971 from Mt. View (ranked first) and Team 5700 from San Francisco. This partnership proved to be very fruitful and the combined three teams won the competition!

The robotics team will head to their second FRC event of the season, the Silicon Valley Regional, held at San Jose State University’s Event Center, March 29 - 31. This event is open to public and free of charge, so you can head down to cheer on the Bells!

Speech and Debate
The National Speech and Debate Qualification Tournament was held on campus March 15-17. In each event, only the top three competitors qualify to the national tournament. Thus, it’s one of the most highly competitive tournaments of the entire year and the Bells did very well! You can find tournament results below as the speech and debate Bells prepare for the national tournament in June.

  • Debate Sweepstakes Award: most points awarded to a school across all debate events
  • Overall Sweepstakes Award: most points awarded to a school across both speech and debate events
  • Policy Debate qualified teams: all four Bellarmine teams were undefeated and swept the entire category! Congratulations to: Tyler Vergho ’19 & Abhishek Rengarajan ’19; Arnav Bhau ’20 & Jay Vishwarupe ’20; Adarsh Hiremath ’21 & Surya Midha ’21; and Brendan Foody ’21 & Avi Upadhyayula ’21 (as first alternates).
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate qualified team: Rishi Balakrishnan ’19 & Ashwin Pillai ’19
  • International Extemp qualified individual: Anuj Kothari '20
  • US Extemp qualified individual: Tyler Vergho '19

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