The Midtown Jesters Blog

Peach State Speech and Debate Results

The Jesters competed at the Peach State Classic, hosted by Carrollton HS, this past weekend. 40 schools from 7 states participated. It was a great tournament for the Jesters, with 20 entries receiving awards! Here are results: Varsity LD Results Close out in Semis: Kelly Tran, C0-CHAMPION; Aran Sonnad-Joshi, CO-CHAMPION; [...]

Sequoyah HS Autumn Argument in Canton, Des Moines Tournavelt in Iowa, Bob Jones results

Congrats to the Jesters who competed “in” Georgia and Iowa this weekend! We were at the Sequoyah HS Autumn Argument in Canton and the Des Moines Tournavelt in Iowa. Results: Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Fiona Bray- CHAMPION Novice Public Forum Debate, Jed Roseman & Charlotte Keenan- CO-CHAMPIONS Impromptu Speaking, Oliver Gray, [...]

Results of Sandra W. Silvers Tournament “at” Calhoun High School

Open Public Forum 2nd Place- Jack H and Walker L 3rd Place- Shalin B and Millan G 3rd Place Speaker- Shalin B 4th Place Speaker- Millan G 6th Place Speaker- Jack H Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate 1st Place- Zakai P 2nd Place- Will R Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate 1st Place- Kelly T [...]

Extemp and Impromptu Squads Have Fantastic Showing at Varsity State

The Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu squads had a fantastic showing at GFCA State last weekend. Congrats to Bryant Hodgson, Extemp Semifinalist; Ava Smith, 5th in Extemp; Maeve Malaney-Lau, 3rd in Extemp; Oliver Gray, 2nd in Extemp; George Lefkowicz, CHAMPION! And in Impromptu, George Lefkowicz, 2nd Place; Lucia Fernandez, CHAMPION!

Public Forum Debate team Hubert and Stubin Advanced to Finals at Varsity State

The Public Forum Debate team of Elena Hubert and Everett Stubin advanced to the final round at the GFCA State Varsity Championships this past weekend, debating the pros and cons of the new US Space Force. Congrats to you both on your great run. We are so proud of you!

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Squad Finds Success at Varsity State

Once again, the Lincoln-Douglas debate squad found success at the 2021 GFCA Varsity State Championships. The topic? Whether or not the United States should guarantee universal childcare. Congrats to Lauren Scafiddi, Semifinalist; Peter Haynes, Quarterfinalist; Aran Sonnad-Joshi, 5th Place Speaker and Kelly Tran, 3rd Place Speaker!

Congratulations to the Orators and Info speakers for their fantastic showing at the 2021 GFCA Varsity State Championships!

Congratulations to the Orators and Info speakers for their fantastic showing at the 2021 GFCA Varsity State Championships! Their hard work and dedication paid off, no small feat in the midst of a pandemic. Being able to share information, experiences and thoughts with others is the hallmark of any speaking [...]

Varsity State Champions for the 12th Year in a Row!

Take that, Covid! The Grady Jesters do it again.

Jesters Qualify for Nationals in Seven Events

Congrats to the Jesters who qualified at the Georgia Northern Mountain NSDA National Qualifier in late February Nationals will be held virtually again this year, with the tournament still the largest high school competition in the world! Qualifying is no easy task, so these Jesters have really stepped up to [...]

First and Second Year Jesters Shine and Varsity Student Congress Team Dominates

GAFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Results (Spoiler: Jesters continue to WIN!)