The Forrest Hill Academy debate team competed in its third tournament this year on Feb. 12 at Tri-Cities High School. This is the first tournament for the students this semester since the students last semester all transitioned. For their first tournament, these students did a phenomenal job and won many accolades. The following students have been recognized for their fabulous speaking and argumentative skills. Out of 30 high school speakers, the following team members were ranked in the top-20 best speakers:
Michael Watkins (Community B)
Darryl Momon (Community C)*
Alvin Manuel (Community C)*
Joshua Cash (Community C)
(* Darryl Momon and Alvin Manuel won awards for placing in the top 10 teams.)
The Forrest Hill Academy debate team also placed third in the Community Award for having a committed and respectful team that participated and helped other teams at the tournament.
“None of these students have any experience in debate, but they practiced hard the past two weeks to be prepared for the tournament,” said social studies teacher Huong K. Vo, “and it showed through their success this past weekend.”
The next tournament will be Saturday, March 5, at Emory University. Hat tip to Forrest Hill Academy Principal Tricia Rock for sharing the news.