10:47 AM EST, January 30, 2013
Members of the Danville High School forensics team won seven awards at the 58th Annual Barkley Forum Jan. 25-27 at Emory University in Atlanta.
Senior Jack Graham placed in the final round for the second year, winning fifth in Dramatic Interpretation. Additionally, senior Tyler Whitehouse advanced to the semifinals (top 12) in Humorous Interpretation.
Five DHS entries advanced to the quarterfinals, or top 100, in their events: Graham and Whitehouse in Duo Interpretation; the Duo Interpretation team of Cloe Anderson and Kolton Winfield; Sam Nelson in Oratory; Dylan Mullins in Oratory; and Sarabeth Marlowe in Prose/Poetry.
One hundred forty-nine schools from 28 states and the District of Columbia participated in the contest, competing in six speech and four debate events through four preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds.
The Barkley Forum is one of the most prestigious contests in the country, sponsored annually by Emory University’s award-winning debate society.
DHS competes in this contest annually, with three champions and 11 finalists in speech events since 2004.
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