Awards – 2015 March National Tournament in Pazardzhik

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Despite a crazy weekend in which a blizzard disrupted electricity and services in the Pazardzhik region, the BEST Foundation successfully held its second national English speech and debate tournament of the academic year on March 7-8, 2015 at EG “Bertolt Brecht” in Pazardzhik.

With a final count of 303 students, as well as over 60 judges, chaperones, and coaches from 27 high schools across Bulgaria, this tournament was the largest and most successful tournament in BEST’s history!  The following schools participated in the tournament. Schools who participated for the first time are marked in bold:

  • Aleko Konstantinov FLHS (Pravets)
  • Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov FLHS (Blagoevgrad)
  • American College of Sofia (Sofia)
  • Aprilov National (Gabrovo)
  • Atanas Burov High School of Business Management (Silistra)
  • Baba Tonka Maths HS (Ruse)
  • Bertolt Brecht FLHS (Pazardzhik)
  • Dr. Ivan Bogorov FLHS (Dimitrovgrad)
  • Dr. Prof. Assen Zlatarov FLHS (Haskovo)
  • Ekzarh Yosif I FLHS (Lovech)
  • English Language School (Plovdiv)
  • Foreign Language School (Pleven)
  • Geo Milev ELS (Burgas)
  • Geo Milev ELS (Dobrich)
  • Geo Milev ELS (Ruse)
  • Ivan Vasov FLHS (Smolyan)
  • Nikola Vapzarov FLHS (Shumen)
  • Peter Bogdan FLHS (Montana)
  • Peyo Yavorov FLHS (Silistra)
  • Romain Rolland FLHS (Stara Zagora)
  • Second English Language School (Sofia)
  • Sergey Rumyantsev – 58th School (Sofia)
  • Simeon Radev FLHS (Pernik)
  • Tsar Simeon Veliki HH (Vidin)
  • Yordan Radichkov FLHS (Vidin)
  • Zaharii Stoyanov FLHS (Sliven)

AWARDS

NOVICE POETRY

Semifinalists

  • Alexandra Dimcheva, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Beatrice Tomova, SELS – SOFIA
  • Ninna Vladova, Yordan Radichkov – VIDIN
  • Stoyana Tomova, Geo Milev – DOBRICH
  • Karina Kitipova, SELS – SOFIA
  • Kiril Ivanov – Yordan Radichkov – VIDIN

Finalists

  1. Mihaela Kafedzhiyska, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  2. Neli Velichkova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  3. Veselina Balabanova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  4. Radost Lozanova, Geo Milev – DOBRICH
  5. Dani Basina, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  6. Militsa Ruseva, Zaharii Stoyanov ELS – SLIVEN

VARSITY POETRY

Semifinalists

  • Stefani Chobanova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Asya Velichkova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Katerina Gyuzeleva, Prof. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  • Alexandrina Gesheva, Yordan Radichkov – VIDIN
  • Ekaterina Pavlova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Gergana Popova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

Finalists

  1. Zdravko Nunev, Geo Milev – RUSE
  2. Elitsa Daskalova, Prof. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  3. Tsvetelina Petrunova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  4. Yuliana Manolova, Peyo Yavorov – SILISTRA
  5. Albina Tomova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  6. Alexander Venchev, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

NOVICE PROSE

Semifinalists

  • Denislav Blagoev, Yordan Radichkov – VIDIN
  • Helena-Sofiya Hristozova, Prof. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  • Radina Terziyska, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Ana-Maria Markovska, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  • Gabriela Gencheva, Aprilov National – GABROCO
  • Nikoleta Nikolova, Aprilov National – GABROVO

Finalists

  1. Velina Dimitrova, Aprilov National – GABROVO
  2. Mihaela Kafedzhiyska, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  3. Magdalena Petkova, Aprilov National – GABROVO
  4. Alexandra Dimcheva, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  5. Hristina Moncheva, GPCHE “Ekzarh Yossif” – LOVECH
  6. Stoyana Tomova, Geo Milev – DOBRICH

VARSITY PROSE

Semifinalists

  • Joan Popov, Aprilov National – GABROVO
  • Sevastian Petkov, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  • Pavlen Avramov, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Natali Ilieva, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH

Finalists

  1. Viktoria Nestorova, Dr. Ivan Bogorov – DIMITROVGRAD
  2. Milena Ditsova, Dr. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  3. Yoan Dimov, Romain Rolland – STARA ZAGORA
  4. Ekaterina Pavlova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  5. Teodora Draganova, Atanas Burov – SILISTRA
  6. Eva Spasova, Simeon Radev – PERNIK

NOVICE ORATORY

Semifinalists

  • Nia Ivanova, SELS – SOFIA
  • Adriana Petkova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Georgia Kineva, Prof. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  • Immanuela Busari, Geo Milev – DOBRICH
  • Annie Georgieva, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  • Martin Nikolaev, Tsar Simeon Veliki – VIDIN
  • Peter Nikolaev Stoykov, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Vanesa Angelova, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  • Teodor Isaev, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  • Ivelina Kiprina, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Arsen Harutyunyn, Tsar Simeon Veliki – VIDIN
  • Velina Milanova, Tsar Simeon Veliki – VIDIN

Finalists

  1. Boyana Atanasova, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  2. Ivanela Sirakova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  3. Denitsa Dimitrova, Peyo Yavorov – SILISTRA
  4. Velina Pencheva, Baba Tonka Maths – RUSE
  5. Sofia Naydenova, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  6. Boyan Slavov, Atanas Burov – SILISTRA

VARSITY ORATORY

  • Ioanna Tsvetanova, Tsar Simeon Veliki – VIDIN
  • Petya Georgieva, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS
  • Pavlen Avramov, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Katerina Giuzeleva, Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov – HASKOVO
  • Kalina Naydenova, Geo Milev – RUSE
  • Eliana Aleksandrova, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  • Tsvetelina Petrunova, EG. “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Preslav Vuchev, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Venjamin Shiron, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  • Galena Todorova, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS
  • Violeta Dimitrova, Romain Rolland – STARA ZAGORA
  • Rumen Marinov, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  • Svetlana Stoitseva, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

Semifinalists

  • Viktoria Nestorova, Ivan Bogorov – DIMITROVGRAD
  • Alexandrina Naydenova, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  • Sevastian Petkov, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  • Ralitsa Belcheva, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  • Nevena Georgieva, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS
  • Todor Doychinov, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

Finalists

  1. Albina Tomova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  2. Plamena Gospodinova, Atanas Burov – SILISTRA
  3. Stanimir Stoilov, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  4. Petar Donchev, Foreign Language School – PLEVEN
  5. Boryana Todorova, Aprilov National – GABROVO
  6. Georgi Yanev, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

NOVICE DUO

Semifinalists:

  • Mirella Sirakova and Radina Kirova, Foreign Language School – PLEVEN
  • Dilyana Sergieva and Magdalena Tsolova, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS
  • Kamelia Nikolova and Maya Kostadincheva,  EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Magdalena Metodieva and Dayana Stoynava, Romain Rolland – STARA ZAGORA

Finalists:

  1. Nia Ivanova and Alexandra Petrova, SELS – SOFIA
  2. Victoria Georgieva and Emilia Hinkova, SELS – SOFIA
  3. Magdalena Tancheva and Viktoriya Borisova, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  4. Alexander Karasanski and Nevena Tsarevska, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  5. Anatolia Stoicheva and Valentina Gozanova, Peter Bogdan – MONTANA
  6. Anton Petrov and Kiril Genov, SELS – SOFIA

VARSITY DUO

Semifinalists

  • Galena Todorova and Tsanko Tsakov, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS
  • Preslav Vuchev and Preslava Kostova, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Milka Stoycheva and Antonia Radicheva, EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD
  • Daniela Stefanova and Denitsa Petrova, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Alexander Venchev and Nikolai Bliznakov, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Milen Atanasov and Gabriela Dimitrova, Aleko Konstantinov – PRAVETS

Finalists

  1. Maya Todorova and Kamelia Gazdova, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  2. Ekaterina Pavlova and Konstantina Genova, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  3. Fanni Gkagkoulias and Veronika Glojeva, SELS – SOFIA
  4. Yana Yordanova and Natali Ilieva, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  5. Maria Asenova and Eva Spasova, Simeon Radev – PERNIK
  6. Mihail Manev and Eleslav Vasilev, Zaharii Stoyanov – SLIVEN

NOVICE DEBATE

Quarterfinalists

  • Hristina Georgieva Todorova, Kristina Vitanova and Hristina Moncheva, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • Maria Nikolaeva, Maylin Lazarova and Ivanina Dimitrova, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  • Ivanela Sirakova, Spas Spasov and Miroslav Yonov, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • Miroslav Vurbanov, Christiana Dimitrova and Valentin Kostov, Geo Milev – RUSE

Semifinalists

  • 3rd: Simona Koleva, Ralitsa Staykova and Ralitsa Veleva, Ekzarh Yosif I – LOVECH
  • 4th: Joana Valova, Manuela Uzunova and Mia Kounova, American College of Sofia – SOFIA

Finalists

  • Boyana Atanasova, Kristiya Navushtanova and Gabriela Ivanova, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  • Keti Karamanova, Iva Komsiyska and Ivelina Kiprina, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK

 VARSITY DEBATE

Quarterfinalists

  • Karolina Kostadinova, Viktor Stoilov and Nansi Dasheva
  • Asen Gadjanov, Kristian Ignatiev and Georgi Nanov
  • Kalina Naydenova , Zdravko Nunev and Nedyalko Gurmidolov
  • Simona Tarpova, Svetlana Stoitseva and Viktoriya Keremidova

Semifinalists

  • 3rd: Stoyan Trenchev , Simeon Mihaylov and Kamen Velichkov, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  • 4th: Angela Muneva, Hristina Dumbanova and Albina Tomova, American College of Sofia – SOFIA

Finalists

  • 1st: Zdravko Varbanov, Adelina Ivanova and Evgeni Marchev, American College of Sofia – SOFIA
  • 2nd: B10 Joana Dimitrova, Nikola Michaylov and Momchil Milanov, American College of Sofia – SOFIA

DEBATE – INDIVIDUAL SPEAKER AWARDS

Sportsmanship Award

Nilay Gunay, Annie Georgieva, and Mirela Dancheva, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN

Novice Debate Speakers

  1. Annie Georgieva, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN
  2. Mirela Dancheva, Nikola Vapzarov – SHUMEN

Varsity Debate Speakers

  1. Asen Gadjanov, EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  2. Kristian Tsonevski, Geo Milev – RUSE

TEAM AWARDS: SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION 

  • 2nd: Yordan Radichkov – VIDIN
  • 1st: Atanas Burov – SILISTRA

TEAM AWARDS : MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 2nd: Geo Milev – RUSE
  • 1st: SELS – SOFIA

TEAM AWARDS: LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 2nd: EG “Bertolt Brecht” – PAZARDZHIK
  • 1st: EG “Akad. Lyudmil Stoyanov” – BLAGOEVGRAD

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