Congratulations to State Champion Mac Williams Middle School!
On Saturday, April 1, the 2017 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville. Students participated in six separate events: Public Forum, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory. In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory students presented their own original persuasive speeches. Students participating in Extemporaneous Speaking came prepared to speak on four topics—NC Politics, Trump Administration, Russia, and Healthcare—but did not know what questions they would answer before drawing them before the beginning of the round. They then had 30 minutes to prepare a persuasive speech. And in Public Forum Debate, teams argued for or against an increase in military spending.
Below are the top students in each category and the top six ranking schools:
Humorous Interpretation - State Champion- Jadyn Owens - Mac Williams Middle School, Fayetteville
Dramatic Interpretation - State Champion- Emily Rogers - Mac Williams Middle School, Fayetteville
Extemporaneous Speaking - State Champion- Aditya Senthil - JN Fries Middle School, Concord
Original Oratory - State Champion- Arriana Herring - 71st Classical Middle School, Fayetteville
Duo Interpretation - State Champions- Emma Aquino and Nisa Sheikh, Mac Williams Middle School, Fayetteville
Public Forum - State Champions- Naina Mittal and Anil Gordan, 71st Classical Middle School, Fayetteville
And the top six schools:
6- New Century International Middle School, Fayetteville
5- Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte
4- 71st Classical Middle School, Fayetteville
State Third Place- Jay M Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
State Runner-up- JN Fries Magnet School, Concord
State Champion- Mac Williams Middle School, Fayetteville
Congratulations to everyone who competed!