Congratulations to Jay M Robinson Middle School - their top two PF Debate pairs competed in Finals


On Saturday, May 5, the 2018 Middle School Forensics State Final was held at Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte.  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 three topics: North Korea, Cybersecurity, and Immigration—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.  In Public Forum Debate, teams argued for or against the recognition of NCAA student-athletes as employees.

Below are the top students in each category and the top six ranking schools:

Humorous Interpretation - State Champion- Jamyla Gary - New Century International Middle School of Fayetteville

Dramatic Interpretation - State Champion- Annika Bryant - R Max Abbott Middle School of Fayetteville

Extemporaneous Speaking - State Champion- Shrey Chande - Concord Middle School

Original Oratory - State Champion- Calla Smith - Ligon GT Magnet Middle School of Raleigh

Duo Interpretation - State Champions- Amy Zhang and Aditi Koratpilliker - Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte

Public Forum Debate - State Champions- Aditi Sengupta and Anya Liu - Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte

And the top six schools:

6- Grays Creek MS of Hope Mills

5- Mac Williams MS of Fayetteville

4- Concord MS

State Third Place- R Max Abbott MS of Fayetteville

State Runner-up- Seventy-First Classical MS of Fayetteville

State Champion- Jay M Robinson MS of Charlotte

Congratulations to everyone who competed!