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Speech & Debate Success at State: Five Individual State Champs, First Place Congress and Second Place Overall
Speech & Debate 2018

Congratulations to Coach Jay Rye and the members of the Speech & Debate team on a strong showing at the Alabama State Speech & Debate tournament!

Team Awards for MA:
Congress - 1st place
Individual Events - 3rd place
Debate - 3rd place
Overall - 2nd place

Individual state titles:
Senate - James Torbert
House - Sofie Behr
Poetry Interpretation - Catherine Updegraff
International Extemp - James Torbert
Junior Varsity LD Debate - Cyprian Dumas

Other Individual Awards:
Senate - Martha Ernest - 3rd place

House - Carter Chandler - 2nd place; Cyprian Dumas - 4th place

Prose Interpretation - Catherine Updegraff - 3rd place

Program Oral Interpretation - Mary Elizabeth Bullard - 3rd place

Dramatic Interpretation - James Chambers - 2nd place; Mary Elizabeth Bullard - 3rd place, Max Zink - 6th place

Humorous Interpretation - Catherine Updegraff - 2nd place; Bradley Ludington - 4th place

Duo Interpretation - James Chambers & Max Zink - 3rd place

Original Oratory - James Torbert - 5th place

After Dinner Speaking - Cyprian Dumas - 3rd place; Sofie Behr - 6th place

United States Extemp - Cyprian Dumas - 5th place

International Extemp - Sofie Behr - 4th place

Varsity Public Forum Debate - Austin Bradshaw & Jack Mozingo - 5th place

Varsity LD Debate - James Torbert - 3rd place

Junior Varsity LD Debate - Carter Chandler - 3rd place

Novice LD Debate - Ellie Gilmore - 3rd place

Congrats to these students!