State Champions Brown Summit Middle School


On Saturday, March 23, the 2024 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 amateur sports and the environment — 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. 

Below are the top ten schools and event state champions:

1 - Brown Summit - 46

2 - Jay M Robinson MS - 44

3 - Trinity Episcopal - 41

4 - The Brawley School - 32

5 - Randolph IB - 26

6 - John Griffin

7 - Asheville

8 - Seventy-First Classical

9 - Mount Airy MS

10 - J Sam Gentry MS


Event State Champions

  • Humorous Interpretation: Aishani Mukherjee of Jay M Robinson MS
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Alessia Clayton of Lewis Chapel MS
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Abharika Gurung of John Griffin MS
  • Original Oratory: Isabella Toothman of Evergreen Community Charter
  • Duo Interpretation: Sudarsini Jeyaprakash and Naaisha Mishra of Jay M Robinson MS
  • Public Forum Debate: Krithika Sadasivam and Aya Arieli of The Brawley School 



Congratulations to everyone who competed!