The Henry W. Grady High School Jesters Speech and Debate Team have done it again! The team competed at the Georgia Forensics Coaches Association (GFCA) at Lassiter High School in Marietta on March 6-8. The Grady Jesters brought home first-place championships in the debate and speech sweepstakes, marking the 11th consecutive win for the team!
Here are the 2020 GFCA results:
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Peter Haynes, quarterfinalist; Griffin Richie, 2nd speaker and champion
Policy Debate: Assata Nkosi, 2nd speaker; Daniel Wakefield, top speaker; Assata Nkosi and Daniel Wakefield, semifinalists
Public Forum Debate: Everett Stubin and Duncan Tanner, quarterfinalists
Extemporaneous Speaking: Bryant Hodgson, semifinalist; Declan McCarthy, semifinalist; Maeve Malaney-Lau, 5th place; Oliver Grady, 4th place; Sarah Likins, 3rd place; George Lefkowicz, 2nd place; Tyler Jones, champion
Impromptu Speaking: Bryant Hodgson, semifinalist; Sarah Likins, 4th place; Declan McCarthy, 3rd place; Oliver Gray, 2nd place; Lucia Fernandez, champion
Informative Speaking: Dana Richie, 5th place; Matthew Vincent, 4th place; Tyler Jones, champion
Original Oratory: Elise Isakov, 5th place; George Lefkowicz, 3rd place; Lucia Fernandez, champion
AND FROM VARSITY STUDENT CONGRESS IN FEBRUARY:
Senate: George Lefkowicz, 2nd place; Tyler Jones, champion
House: Max Murphree, finalist; Will Tanner, finalist; Sayan Sonnad-Joshi, finalist; Lucia Fernandez, finalist; Oliver Gray, finalist; Jorge Navarrete, 3rd Place; Nicolas Kamel, champion
The wins mark seven individual state champions, including three state championships for Tyler Jones. Congratulations to the Grady Jesters!