State Champions Trinity Episcopal School


On Saturday, April 23, the 2022 Middle School Forensics State Finals were held at Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte.  Students participated in six events: Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Oratory.  In the Interpretation categories, students performed memorized literary works, and in Original Oratory students presented their own original persuasive speeches.  Students participating in Extemporaneous Speaking came prepared to speak on topics including Immigration and Covid-19 — but did not know what questions they would answer before drawing them before the beginning of the round.  They then had 30 minutes to prepare a persuasive speech.  In Public Forum Debate, teams argued for or against regulation of Cryptocurrency.

Below are the top students in each category and the top four ranking schools:

Humorous Interpretation - State Champion- Hadley Lord - Randolph Middle School

Dramatic Interpretation - State Champion - Jade Watkins - Trinity Episcopal

Extemporaneous Speaking - State Champion- Saanvi Kasera - Randolph Middle School

Original Oratory - State Champion - Sophia Smith - Trinity Episcopal

Duo Interpretation - State Champions- Ava McMellan and Hannah Artis - R Max Abbott Middle School

Public Forum Debate - State Champions- Divija and Kavya Subramanian - Jay M Robinson Middle School

And the top four schools:


4- Randolph MS of Charlotte

State Third Place- Jay M Robinson MS of Charlotte

State Runner-up- R Max Abbott MS of Fayetteville

State Champion- Trinity Episcopal School of Charlotte

Congratulations to everyone who competed!