Peach State Speech and Debate Awesomeness

The Grady Jesters competed this weekend at the largest Georgia high school invitational in the state, the Peach State Classic at Carrollton HS. Schools from Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Michigan and all over Georgia were in attendance. The team had an incredible performance, winning SIX championships out of 16 events offered. In a field of 36 schools.

Program Oral Interp: Taylor Jackson, 5th Place

Original Oratory: Dana Richie, 4th Place; Lucia Fernandez, CHAMPION

Informative Speaking: Joe Earles, CHAMPION

Impromptu Speaking:  Declan McCarthy, 8th Place; Dana Richie, 6th Place; Sarah Likins, CHAMPION

Extemporaneous Speaking: Bryant Hodgson, 10th Place; Royce Mann, 7th Place; Declan McCarthy, 4th Place; Oliver Gray, 5th Place;  Sarah Likins, 2nd Place; Harrison Gray, CHAMPION

Duo Interpretation: Maximus Freightman & Adam Miller, 7th Place; Olivia Hunter & Joe Earles, 2nd Place

Dramatic Interpretation: Adam Miller, 8th Place; Taylor Jackson, 5th Place

Varsity Policy Debate: Assata Nkosi & Daniel Wakefield, CO-CHAMPIONS; Assata Nkosi, 9th Speaker; Daniel Wakefield, 5th Speaker

Novice Policy Debate: Jack Kast & Dorien Laurens, 3rd Place; Ava Smith & Matthew Vincent, 2nd Place; Jack Kast, 10th Speaker; Dorien Laurens, 5th Speaker; Ava Smith, TOP SPEAKER

Varsity Public Forum Debate: Jack Stegelman & Gerald Robison, Octofinalists

Novice Public Forum: Jorge Navarrete & Elena Hubert, CHAMPIONS; Everett Stubin, 10th Speaker; Elena Hubert, 7th Speaker; Jorge Navarrete, 4th Place

Thank you to Corwin Robison, Eileen and David Poss, Ben Damiani, Norm Richie, Praise Jackson, Vickie Gray and Reid Laurens for judging for us this weekend. And thanks to the Grady HS community and Atlanta Public Schools for their continued support. We couldn’t do it without you!