No argument here: Brentwood Academy forensics team scores big
Brentwood Academy rising senior Lexie Harvey placed third in the nation in upper school competition for Expository at the National Forensics Tournament. Lexis is pictured with her coach, Ryan Hubbard, who also serves on the school’s faculty. Photos submitted.
Brentwood Academy rising senior Lexie Harvey placed third in the nation in upper school competition for Expository at the National Forensics Tournament last week in Birmingham. She and teammate Maddie Jarrard qualified for semi-finals in the same category. Andrew Wilson and Michael Rankin qualified for the quarter-finals in Duo Interpretation.
In middle school competition, Brandon Black won national titles in both Prose and Original Oratory. Other middle school winners included Chris Clark and Bryce Jarvis placing second in the nation in Duo Interpretation with Brandon Black and Katherine Nesbitt placing third, and Gavin Schoenwald and Riley Clemmons placing fourth. Tre Stewart placed third in the nation in Storytelling, and Sarah Bryant placed fourth in Prose.
Brentwood Academy Middle School forensics competitors celebrate wins at the National Forensics Tournament. Front row: Emmy Hickman (left to right) and Lottie Shudde. Top row: Allie Sheets (left to right), Katherine Nesbitt, Chris Clark, Sarah Bryant, middle school forensics teacher Joanna Franzke, Brandon Black, Tre Stewart, Riley Clemmons and Gave Schoenwald. Not pictured is Bryce Jarvis.
The middle school team, coached by faculty member Joanna Franzke, received the School of Excellence award and had eight students qualify for the finals. The upper school team, coached by faculty member Ryan Hubbard, had one student qualify for finals, two for semifinals and four for quarterfinals.
Posted on: 7/1/2013