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A listing of outstanding Honors and Accolades earned by HHS Forensics Students and Staff:
 
 

2016


2016 MHSAA Overall State Champions, Runner-up
2016 Emory Champions, Barkley Forum for High Schools, Oral Interpretation, Zhariah Hubbard
2016 MartinLuther King Sweepstakes, JamesLogan HS, California, 1st place
2016 Mississippi Forensic League State Champions, Speech
2016 NIETOC National Champion, Humorous Interpretation, Runner-up, Derek Collins
2016 NFL finalists, Duo Interpretation, 6th place, Ahmarey Stimely and Kerrington Anderson
2016 NFL NATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
2016 Josephine Dukes National Teacher of the Year, Scott Waldrop
 
(NOTE: Williams ‘10 and Adams ‘16 represent two Mississippi students named National Student of the Year. Hattiesburg HS only school in the nation that has had two students named National Student of the Year.)
 
(NOTE: Hattiesburg HS is the only school from Mississippi that has received a National School of Excellence Award and HHS has received 4 in the last 5 years!)
 

2015


2015 MHSAA State Champions, Speech
2015 Mississippi Forensic League Champions, Speech
2015 Social Justice Award, Emory University, Barkley Forum, Sarah Kavanagh (Kavanagh also received Key to City of Hattiesburg)
2015 NFL finalists, Jarrius Adams, 4th, Dramatic Interpretation
2015 NFL National Student of the Year, Jarrius Adams
2015 NFL NATONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
2015 National Federation of High Schools, Region III, Educator of the Year, Waldrop
 

2014


2014 MHSAA Overall State Champions, Speech
2014 Harvard finalists
2014 Emory finalists
2014 Mississippi Forensic League Champions, Speech
2014 NFL finalists, 3rd place, Duo Interpretation, Jarrius Adams and Isreal Lyons
2014 NFL NATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
2014 MHSAA State Educator of the Year, Waldrop
 

2013


2013 MHSAA Overall State Champions, Speech and Debate
2013 NFL 100 Club
2013 Emory Champions, Barkley Forum Speech, Duo Interpretation, Paris McClendon and Treya Brown
2013 NIETOC National Champion, Original Oratory, Runner-up, Paris McClendon
2013 NIETOC National Champion, Dramatic Interpretation, Runner-up, Treya Brown
2013 NFL finalists, Speech, Duo Interpretation, Aaron Watson and Treya Brown
2013 NFL NATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
 
(Note: Hattiesburg HS only school from Mississippi to receive School of Excellence Distinction in history of activity in Mississippi.)
 

2012


2012 MHSAA State Champions, Speech
2012 Mississippi Forensic League State Champions
2012 NFL 100 Club
2012 Harvard finalists,
2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, Waldrop, presented in Union City, California
 

2011


2011 MHSAA State Champions, Speech, Runner-up
2011 Mississippi Forensic League State Champions
2011 NFL 100 Club
2011 Harvard finalists, Speech
2011 Emory Champions, Barkley Forum, Speech
2011 NIETOC National Champions, Duo Interpretation, Aaron Watson and Jaylon Eashmond
 

2010


2010 MHSAA State Champions, Speech
2010 Mississippi Forensic League State Champions
2010 Harvard finalists, Speech
2010 Emory Champions, Barkley Forum, Speech
2010 Barkley Forum Member School Designation, Chair #222, Emory University
2010 NIETOC National Champion, Speech, Cory Williams, Dramatic Interpretation
2010 NFL National Championships, 6th place,
2010 NFL National Student of the Year, Cory Williams
2010 NFL (4) Academic All-Americans, (Williams, Hersey, Sims, and Mezick)
2010 NFL 100 CLUB,(top 10% of schools in nation)
2010 California State Congressional Award, Waldrop, presented by Senator Loretta Sanchez for Closing the Achievement Gap in Mississippi Schools
2010 California Hall of Fame, Speech, Waldrop inducted at Fullerton Joint Union HS in Santa Ana, California
 
(Note: Williams first Mississippi student to be named National Student of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association and first African-American student to receive honor.)