MHS Forensic Team places 3rd at Searcy Tournament, Barnett and White both earn 2nd place awardsFebruary 10th, 2012 by Monticello Schools
The MHS Forensic Team earned 3 awards at the Searcy Invitational Tournament this past weekend: Only 5 MHS students competed, but they performed well enough in 11 events to earn a 3rd place sweepstakes award. Maggie Barnett earned 2nd place in Prose Interpretation, and Shelby White earned 2nd place in International Public Debate.
Others who advanced to semi-finalists earning superior ratings were Becca Stephenson (storytelling), Shelby White (original oratory and extemporaneous speaking), and Hannah James (original oratory). All who advance to semi-finals are qualified to compete in the Tournament of Champions in April.
Other successes included superior ratings in the preliminary rounds: Shelby White (poetry) and the policy debate team of Jacob Chisom and Hannah James.
As a result of the tournament, Becca Stephenson has earned enough competitive points to gain membership into the National Forensic League.