Cape Central Speech and Debate team celebrates recent recognition

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cape Central High School recently was granted charter membership in the National Forensic League (NFL), the nation's largest speech and debate honor society. The NFL is a non-partisan, not for profit educational honor society established to train high school students in the forensic arts: debate, public speaking, and interpretation of literature. Currently over 93,000 high school students and over 7,000 high school teachers are building their linguistic, cognitive, leadership, and presentational skills as members. Since 1925, more than 1.3 million people have found their voice in the NFL.

Several members of the Central High School Speech and Debate Team are celebrating their success at the recent Bernie High School Tournament in the photo above. Left to right are Cassidy Brown, Matt Pirtle, Co-Captain Veda Riley, Co-Captain Quitman McBride III, Emma Segar, Lawrece Lewis, and Co-Captain Lessley Dennington. The team dominated the recent Bernie High School Invitational Tournament, claiming five first-place trophies out of eight total events. Quitman McBride III set a CHS team record by grabbing three individual first-place finishes (in Storytelling, Humorous Interpretation, and Original Prose,) while his co-captains Lessley Dennington and Veda Riley finished first in Prose Reading and Original Oratory, respectively. Emma Segar and Lawrece Lewis added to the trophy total by taking second and third place in the Poetry Reading event.

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