Senior Derek Collins led the Tiger assault this past weekend at the Mid-State Forensics Invitational held at Madison Central High School capturing the 1st place Overall Tournament Performer award winning 1st Place in Prose Interpretation, 1st Place in Duo Interpretation with partner Kerrington Anderson, 2nd place in Humorous Interpretation, and 4th place in Dramatic Interpretation.
 
Freshman Faith Fountain won 1st place in Declamation qualifying her to compete for the State Championship in April. Ben Parker won 2nd place in Program of Oral Interpretation.  
 
Hattiesburg High School won two of the four Debate events offered at the tournament. Sophomore Kelly Li won the Congressional Debate Championship and Sophomore Owen Sayre won the Lincoln Douglas Debate Championship.  
 
23 Mississippi public, private, and parochial schools competed at the varsity event.