Congratulations to the Jesters who competed recently at the Wildcat at Winnersville Speech and Debate Tournament, hosted by Valdosta High School.
The Jesters had another fantastic showing, having the most students advance and place than any other school. Schools from Georgia, Tennessee and Florida attended the tournament. The Jesters have won the state championship – the Georgia Forensics Coaches Association championships – for 11 consecutive years.
Top performers at the Winnersville Tournament included:
Original Oratory: Salaam Awad, 5th Place; Oliver Gray, 2nd Place
Informative Speaing: Bryant Hodgson, 4th Place; Nora Ball, 3rd Place
Extemporaneous Speaking: Bryant Hodgson, 5th Place; Maeve Malaney-Lau, 4th Place; Oliver Gray, 3rd Place: Jorge Navarrete, 2nd Place; George Lefkowicz, CHAMPION
Public Forum Debate: Duncan Tanner & Cole Parker, CHAMPIONS
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Aran Sonnad-Joshi, 3rd Speaker; Lauren Scaffidi, 1st Speaker; Lauren Scaffidi, 2nd Place Overall