Seventh and Eighth-Graders Put Speech Skills on Display at Forensic Tournament

Collegiate’s upper school speech sleuths took top titles at this year’s Robert S. Sergeant Independent Schools Forensics Tournament hosted by Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. These seventh- and eighth-grade students proved their impressive communication skills through speech-making and oral presentation.

Forensics club gives upper-school students the platform and knowledge to speak effectively.

Students can create their own materials to recite, often opting for poetry or speeches. They also have the freedom to inform or persuade during their competitions and are scored based on their abilities.

“Everyone showed great sportsmanship for our own and other teams,” says Middle School English Teacher Jill Archer. “They demonstrated awesome school spirit and positive attitudes!”

Winners included:

Girls oratory
Katie Scott ’22 (third place)

Boys Oratory
Jake Rosenblum ’23 (third place)

Boys Prose
Ahmon Reddix ’23 (third place)

Boys Storytelling
Nolan Russell ’23 (second place)
Ty McKay ’23 (third place)