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The Jesters learn the joy of six

The weekend of March 7-8 was a historic one for the Grady Speech and Debate team. After qualifying more entries to the Georgia Forensic Championship than any other team in the history of the competition, the Grady Jesters came away with their sixth straight Overall Champions Sweepstakes Award and their sixth straight School of Excellence Award. Grady teacher and debate coach Mario Herrera was inducted into the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The Grady Jesters are also now the only school in Georgia to have a state championship in every event offered.

Below is a list of students who were honored in their respective events:

Prose Poetry: Chloe Citron (Champion), Ashley Carter (2nd), Robert Brown (4th)

Extemporaneous Speaking: Sam Lombardo (Champion), Keegan Hasson (2nd), Denis Goldsman (5th)

Impromptu Speaking: Molly Gray (3rd), Keegan Hasson (4th), Max Rabb (5th), Denis Goldsman (semifinalist)

Duo Interpretation: Robert Brown and Molly Looman (Champions)

Dramatic Interpretation: Molly Looman (Champion), Chloe Citron (4th)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Mark Winokur (octofinalist), Logan Mann (octofinalist), Conor Downey (quarterfinalist), Will Taft (semifinalist), Meredith Fossitt (Champion)

Public Forum Debate: Harrison Wilco (quarterfinalists). Chloe Prendergast (quarterfinalist)

Congressional Debate: Keegan Hasson (Champion – Senate), Max Rafferty (5th – Senate), Gregory Fedorov (2nd – House)


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