Hattiesburg HS Forensics President and HHS Student Body President, Senior Jarrius Adams was named the 2014 recipient of the Perry Tyner Memorial Award presented by the Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The award is presented annually to a student that has overcome significant personal obstacles while excelling academically and in the area of competitive speech and debate.
Hattiesburg High Congressional Debaters also asserted their power in the House of Representatives as Sophomore Ben Parker won the Congressional Debate Championship. He was joined in the Super Session by two Freshmen, Nuvindu Fernando and Josiah Mansfield. (Pictured)
Sophomore sensation Derek Collins won 1st place in Varsity Prose/Poetry and Varsity Humorous Interpretation. HHS also garnered several other individual awards.
The team now focuses on hosting the 27th Hub City Classic this weekend at Hattiesburg High.
Kaelin Travis, Dynesha Pollard, Demond Jenkins, Jonathan March and Shakirra Stokes listen in in class during the skit.
For the first time in NR Burger Speech and Debate, a student placed in finals with their Dramatic Interpretation piece. Madison Cathey (pictured) placed 3rd in Novice Dramatic/Humorous Interpretation at the Oak Grove Warrior Invitational. This is the second time this year that Cathey has placed at a high school tournament, the first being taking sixth place in Novice Poetry Interpretation at Petal High School. Cathey also broke semifinals in Novice Prose at the Oak Grove tournament.
Cathey was not the only student to shine at the Oak Grove Warrior Invitational. Raven Griffith, Andrew Kinnell and Yavainy Garraway all made it to semifinals at their first speech and debate competition in Novice Prose. Griffith, Kinnell and Garraway are all seventh graders and Oak Grove was their first speech and debate tournament. Gayden Hence, Jarrell Spight and Erin Williams all made it to semifinals in Novice Dramatic/Humorous Interpretation bringing the total number of NR Burger students to break to semis up to eight, a record for NR Burger Speech and Debate. NR Burger was the only middle school speech and debate team at the tournament.
“This group of seventh and eighth graders is one of the most dedicated groups I have had come through this program,” Coach Rachel Clapper said. “They work hard and their dedication shows when they do so well at these tournaments”
The NR Burger Speech and Debate Team now prepares to compete at the Hub City Classic which is hosted at home by the Hattiesburg High School Speech and Debate Team.
The Hattiesburg High School’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter is hosting their 2nd FCCLA Southern Regional Conference at the Lt. Ben McNair Recreation Center 9:00am – 2:00pm on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 300 N 12th Street in Hattiesburg. This year’s conference theme is “Together we are…” The Key Note speaker will be Vickie Reed from the University of Southern Mississippi. She will be sharing with the students the advantages of having a healthy community. The conference will also include two breakout sessions and mock competitions.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience.