Forensics and Debate team competes


Courtesy of Khadra Said

The Forensics and Debate team competed at Edison HS on Dec. 19.

The AHS Forensics and Debate team competed on Dec. 19 at Edison HS in their first competition. English teacher and sponsor Lynn Beal was proud of the team’s performance.

Juniors Doreen Tetteh and Geraldine Hoyos won sixth place for their Duo Interpretation. Senior Wisna’Odom Keo II and Jeffrey Haber won fifth place. Senior Khadra Said won sixth place for the Impromptu speaking category.

“I heard the team did really good as the first [AHS team] in a long time” junior Chelsea Barret said.

The spirit from the team and their fans was explosive and eminent throughout the award ceremony.

“The Forensics team’s spirit was off the charts excited. They were so empowered by their sucesses and happy about the experiences” Beal said.

In order to prepare students chose two peices of literature that fit their personal style. Then students would cut their literature. This process takes six weeks. Students must interpret the author’s intent and prepare a ten minute or less presentation. Then at the competition the prepared presentation is presented.

“My goal next competition is to see more students to come back with more accomplishments” Beal said.