The BHS Forensics team had another outstanding weekend as the team traveled to Newcastle to compete in the Dogie Invitational January 11 and 12.
They earned the 1st place sweepstakes trophy in the Small Schools division, and had the majority of the team break into elimination rounds.
In Poetry, Vinsent Williams made the break into semifinals, and just missed advancing to finals and placed seventh overall.
In Oratory, Kameesha Morris advanced to the semifinal round but did not break to finals. She finished eighth overall. Morris also performed well in her other event, Drama, where she was joined in the final round by teammate Vinsent Williams. Williams took fourth place and Morris brought home third place.
In Congressional Debate, four different students excelled.
In the Senate, Rex Yeigh made it to the stage, and won the second place trophy. In the House, Caleb Burridge placed fifth, Heidi Hauck took fourth, and Brianna Taylor tied for first place, but the tie-breaker moved her into second place.
BHS was exceptionally dominant in LD Debate with Cody Giles finishing second and Brianna Taylor taking first place.
Coach Walter Farwell said, “The kids really stepped it up and had a wonderful weekend. With eight of our ten travelling team members breaking into elimination rounds, we accomplished something not many schools can claim. We may be a smaller team, but we have a lot of strength and talent, and that is going to take these kids a long way.”