The Ardrey Kell debate team finished first overall at the Tarheel Forensic League State Debate and Speech Championships, held March 22-23, with more than 30 schools competing. Myers Park won the debate sweepstakes, while Ardrey Kell won the speech sweepstakes; Myers Park finished third and North Mecklenburg fourth overall.
Area state champions:
Ardrey Kell’s Micah Stubbs, who won both Humorous Interpretation and Radio Speaking; and Vanessa Ye, first in Oral Interpretation;
North Mecklenburg’s Alex Pope, Original Oratory, and Antonio Rivera, Dramatic Interpretation;
Central Cabarrus’s Elizabeth Kingaby, Impromptu Speaking;
Charlotte Latin’s David Farrow, Varsity Congressional Debate.
Winners are eligible to compete at the CFL Grand National championships in May.
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