Since 2007 BJA has come home from the South Carolina Forensic Coaches Association Speech and Debate State tournament as the 1-A State Champs. (Prior to 2007 the team carried the 2-A title.) The team also came in 4th place overall in competition against schools in all classifications. The State Tournament was held at Riverside High School March 4–5.
The following students came home with awards:
Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate Quarterfinalists: Ethan Case and Jed Olson
Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate Quarterfinalists: Lauren Jacquette, Daniel Quigley, Jana Sanders
Programmed Oral Interpretation Semifinalist – Kate Jones
Extemporaneous Speaking Semifinalist – Grant Hermetz
Original Oratory Semifinalist – Kate Jones
Original Oratory 6th Place – Emma Pait
Expository Speaking Semifinalist – McKenna Donovan, Katherine McCann, Carson McQuaid
Expository Speaking – 6th place – Colleen Phan
Expository Speaking – Best Novice – Colleen Phan
Children’s Literature – 4th place – Emma Pait
Informative Speaking – 3rd place – Colleen Phan
Informative Speaking – Best Novice – Colleen Phan
SPAR Debate State Champion – Daniel Quigley
Congratulations to the entire team!