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STAY Woke 2020 Speakers and Debaters

By Anna Galaktionov


There is an exciting and talented group of speakers and debaters for this year's STAY Woke Speech and Debate Competition. The competition will be held on November 19 in the David Brinkley Studio at Barry and will be streamed live as well. But before the debates begin, let's get to know each of the participants.


Ethan Brooks


Year of Study: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science (CS)

Name of Speech Coach: Professor Judith Anderson

Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua

Hobbies:  Writing fantasy stories about all the silly stuff that happen to me, practicing pickup (I will get good at it eventually), talking to people unfortunate enough to be near me when I work out at the gym.




Anyah Charlotin


Year of Study: Sophomore 

Major: Biology Pre-Med

Name of Speech Coach: Dr. Mia Sanati

Hometown: Broward County, FL/ Lauderhill, FL

Hobbies: Volunteering, Listening to Music, Traveling, and Swimming


Zaidon Cange


Year of Study: Freshman

Major: Biology

Name of Speech Coach: J. R. Steele

Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL

Hobbies: Listening to jazz, reading, and learning in general











Horatiann Gordon


Year of Study: Senior

Major: Biology

Name of Speech Coach: J. R. Steele

Hometown: Margate, FL

Hobbies: Reading, volunteering, and donating to the wildlife conservation efforts






Isabel Pulgarin


Year of Study: Freshman

Major: Communications

Name of Speech Coach: Professor Araujo

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Hobbies: Listening to the "Euphoria" soundtrack while pretending to perform and going on long walks with my neurotic beagle.


Laylah Santiago


Year of Study: Freshman

Major: Political Science

Name of Speech Coach: Lisa Delman

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Hobbies: Latín Dancing & Interior Designing












Jazmin Baez


Year of Study: Freshman 

Major: Pre-Law

Name of Speech Coach: Professor Araujo

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching football, hanging out with family, eating Chipotle 









Benjamin Downs


Year of Study: Freshman

Major: Theology

Name of Speech Coach: Dr. Mia Sanati

Hometown: Miami, FL

Hobbies: Football, coaching, and watching it. I also enjoy any outdoor activity and action movies. My family is my life, as I enjoy spending time with them even if doing nothing. 








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