The Murrah Speech and Debate Team had a strong showing at the Madison Central tournament this weekend. Since we were competing in the metro area, several of our competitors had gone home by the time I took this group photo. These students are (from left): Adria Walker, Emily Gill, Nathan Campbell, Viviek Patel, Donovan Barner, Samir Mamoon, Bryan Hicks, Zehari Nickelson, Grafton Sykes, Brenden Davis, and Coach Micah Everson. Besides more than half the team, also missing from the photo is Kelley Patin, our assistant coach.
Donovan won 1st place in Domestic Extemp and placed 2nd in Impromptu.
Alliyah placed 4th in International Extemp.
Emily and Zehari placed 3rd in Duo.
Grafton placed 4th in Storytelling.
Team Nathan and Alliyah were semi finalists in Policy Debate.
Team Judson and James and Team Grafton and Samir were quarter finalists in Public Forum Debate.
Murrah placed 5th in Congress. (Forest Hill, another JPS school, placed 6th in Congress.)