Today's theme was "Texas" and we celebrated the arrival of many new students to UT campus. The Toastmaster was Natasha Scherbakova, returned from her summer travels, and the word of the day was "Maverick".
The first prepared speech was Maryam Ali's 7th project, on "The Symbols of Texas". The second speech was by Hieu Nguyen, delivering his 2nd project speech, on his "First Impressions" of this state.
Albert Ntiri kindly stepped in as Table TopicsMaster.
The General Evaluator was Andrew Engel who also evaluated Maryam's speech. Mick Normington, the Area Governer, was visiting and evaluated the second speech. Supporting roles were filled by Eamon O'Dea (Grammarian), Tatiana Makhinova (Ah Counter), and Alex Loh (Time Keeper and Vote Counter).