On March 4-5, the BJA Speech and Debate team competed at the South Carolina Forensic Coaches Association State Championship tournament.
After 5 rounds of competition followed by Semi and Final rounds, the Academy team was crowned the 1-A State champions as well as the 4th place overall school.
Senior Benjamin Nicholas won the 2011 Dramatic Interpretation State Champion title.
Additionally the following students placed in their events:
- Caleb Miller in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory
- Elliot Lovegrove in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
- Bekah Priest in Poetry Interpretation
2nd place Prose Interpretation – Benjamin Nicholas
6th place Prose Interpretation – Will Christmas
3rd Place Duo Interpretation – Benjamin Nicholas and Drew Petersen
4th Place Poetry Interpretation – Bekah Priest
5th Place Poetry Interpretation – Katie MacDonald
Semi Finalist Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Daniel Leung
4th Place Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking – Elliot Lovegrove
3rd Place Original Oratory – Lydia Petterson
4th Place Original Oratory – Leah Petterson
5th Place Original Oratory – Caleb Miller
Children’s Literature – Brittany Rutherford and Will Christmas
Children’s Literature – Leah Petterson
Prose – KC Christmas, Drew Petersen, Katie MacDonald, Bekah Priest
Original Oratory – Victoria Folger and Nichole Martinson
Poetry – Jamie Foster, KC Christmas and Will Christmas
Duo Interpretation – Skylor Hoffman and Bekah Priest
Humorous Interpretation – Drew Petersen and Caleb Miller
Dramatic Interpretation – Lydia Petterson
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