The NR Burger Forensics Team dominated the competition for the third year in a row at the Sacred Heart Jr. High School Invitational. With two first place wins and finalists and semifinalists in every category offered, the team continued to display their excellence in middle school forensics.
The public forum debate team of Owen Sayre and Madison Cathey blew away all competition and won 1st place with no losses in any round in public forum debate. Sayre is the event captain for the NR Burger Forensics Team and is in charge of student organization at tournaments as well as competing. Among the 18 public forum teams, Burger also had the team of Morgan Gunter and Quinn Sellers make it to the top four debate spots.
NR Burger Forensics also wowed the judges in the interpretative and speaking events, with Madison Cathey placing first in Dramatic Performance and Burger taking four out of six spots in Dramatic Performance and Expository Speaking. The team also had finalists in all speaking events and multiple first time performers made it to semifinals in poetry and prose.
The NR Burger Forensics Team is directed by Ms. Rachel Clapper.
The team now prepares to read at the HPSD elementary schools and perform at NR Burger’s 2nd Annual Winter Arts Showcase. The team will also compete at the Pascagoula Singing River Classic in January.
Public Forum Debate
1st Place – Madison Cathey-Owen Sayre
Semifinals – Morgan Gunter-Quinn Sellers
1st Place – Madison Cathey
2nd Place – Jarrell Spight
3rd Place – Erin Williams
5th Place – Theresa Bethel
2nd Place – Morgan Gunter
3rd Place – Owen Sayre
5th Place – Quinn Sellers
6th Place – Kelly Li
2nd Place – Madison Cathey
5th Place – Yavainy Garraway
Semfinals – Erin Eatman, Landon Rascoe & Erin Williams
3rd Place – Theresa Bethel
5th Place – Gayden Hence
Semifinals – Dimiria Manaway, Destiny Booth & Landon Rascoe
3rd Place – Charleen Spates
5th Place – Raven Griffith