The Valdosta Board of Education recognized several members of the Valdosta High School Speech and Debate team during their April Regular meeting.
The following qualifiers were recognized:
- Senior, Jason Abbott: three time qualifier - US extemporaneous Speaking - Academic All-American
- Junior, Brayden Anderson: three time qualifier - US Extemporaneous Speaking
- Junior, Hannah Childress: three time qualifier - Lincoln Douglas Debate - Academic All-American
- Junior, Armere Dukes: two-time qualifier - World Schools Debate
- Sophomore, Ada Brown: first time qualifier - Duo Interpretation
- Sophomore, Jacob Campbell: first time qualifier - Duo Interpretation
- Sophomore, Tameyah Howell: two-time qualifier - World Schools Debate
- Sophomore, Jessica Mohanty: first time qualifier, Program of Oral Interpretation
- Sophomore, Marzell Usher: two-time qualifier - Lincoln Douglas Debate
- Freshman, Malakai Seay: first time qualifier - World Schools Debate
The VHS Speech and Debate Team truly resembles our school's demographics. There are five males and five females. The racial makeup of qualifiers is 50% African American, 40% Caucasian, and 10% Asian. 30% of the students are in the gifted program. Students are enrolled in AVID, AP courses, Dual Enrollment, and IB.
The VBOE approved a team trip for the National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona during the meeting.