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VHS Debate Celebrates First State Champions

Kathryn Plumb earned Champion in Dramatic Interpretation and Joshwell Thompson in Program of Oral Interpretation.  Additionally, Anthony Agbali was named the Novice Champion in Original Oratory.  
 
Additional placers include:
- Extemporaneous Speaking - Semi-finalist Sean Manning
- Humorous Interpretation - 3rd Place, Marvens Cherelus
- Impromptu Speaking - 6th Place, Shaniece Willis; semi-finalist, Joshwell Thompson
-Lincoln Douglas Debate - Quarterfinalist, Albert Kang (only undefeated LDer in preliminary rounds)
- Original Oratory - Runner-up, Anthony Agbali. 
 
The team came in Third Place overall, Third Place in Speech Events, and Head Coach Pamela Childress was named the Speech Coach of the Year.
 
The Speech and Debate Cats, Coached by Pamela Childress and Community Coach Brianna Crockett will wrapped up their 2018-19 competition season at the NSDA Nationals Qualifier on March 23 in Jackson, Georgia.