National Forensic League?!

You may not be familiar with the national honor organization that our children are competing within, by participating in Grady HS’s Speech and Debate program.    I know, I certainly wasn’t before my son joined the team. My word association for “forensic” took me to a crime scene show, that will remain unnamed; and definitely did not include thousands of young people competing in an intellectual pursuit on Saturdays and Sundays [&hellip

The Alpharetta HS Treasure Hunt

  Attention, Mateys! Our next voyage is to Alpharetta High School’s “Treasure Hunt” Speech and Debate Tournament in the north Metro area. Need the parent permission form? CLICK HERE! For specific about the Treasure Hunt itself, click on these links: Alpharetta Schedule 2012; Alpharetta Invite 2012; Alpharetta Events

Kudos & Awards

We have many Jesters to congratulate for their recognition at the past couple tournaments – so rather than filling the newsletter, I decided they deserved a post all to themselves! Johns Creek HS Tournament results from Oct 12-13: Extemporaneous Speaking: 2nd Place, Ben Simonds-Malamud Impromptu Speaking: 2nd Place, Rex Petersen; Finalist, Ben Simonds-Malamud Dramatic Interpretation: 2nd Place, Rex Petersen Lincoln Douglas Debate: Quarterfinalist, Jamie Reid; Finalist, Tiger Li Public Forum [&hellip

Hee, haw – off to Houston! (County, that is..)

This weekend, October 19-20, the Jesters will travel back to Warner Robins to participate in the Houston County HS Speech and Debate Tournament. Policy debate is on both Friday and Saturday.  Policy debaters will leave with Ms. Willoughby at 3:00pm from Grady HS.  For policy debate, this is an overnight trip, so students entered in the event should bring clothes, toiletries and money for food.  These students will also return [&hellip

Johns Creek Tournament This Weekend

We stay in metro Atlanta this week for some of the team to participate in the Johns Creek Speech and Debate Tournament. Public Forum and LD Debate will compete on both Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13. IE’s will only be on Saturday. All information, including the parent permission form, can be found by clicking here! Additionally, specific tournament information is found by clicking on these links: Johns Creek Invite 2012, Johns Creek [&hellip

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