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2022 MHSAA Speech and Debate Winners

Photos of the event are available on our photo web site.
Team State Championship
MHSAA State Champion Team- Madison Central
Runner-Up State Champion Team- Oak Grove
2nd Runner-Up State Champion Team- Petal
Best in Debate
1st Place Best in Debate- Oak Grove
2nd Place Best in Debate- Madison Central
3rd Place Best in Debate- Oxford
Best in Speech
1st Place Best in Speech- Madison Central
2nd Place Best in Speech- Oak Grove
3rd Place Best in Speech- Petal
Individual Performers
Top Individual Performer- Hans Elasri, Oak Grove
2nd Place- Susom Hait, Oak Grove
3rd Place- Almia Valentine, Madison Central
4th Place- Yasmine Ware, Madison Central
5th Place- Neely Kiihnl, Madison Central
6th Place- Kara Mattingly, Madison Central
Event State Champions
  • Congressional Debate Champion- Hans Elasri, Oak Grove
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champion- Benjamin Harvey, Starkville
  • Public Forum Debate Champions- Susom Hait and Ayaan Kamal, Oak Grove
  • Policy Debate Champions- Joy Dhar and Patten Lane, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Duet Acting Champions- Susom Hait and Vignesh Karthik, Oak Grove
  • Dramatic Interpretation Champion- Yasmine Ware, Madison Central
  • Impromptu Champion- Hans Elasri, Oak Grove
  • Original Oratory Champion- Neely Kiihnl, Madison Central
  • Program Oral Interpretation Champion- Almia Valentine, Madison Central
  • Prose Interpretation Champion- Yasmine Ware, Madison Central
  • Declamation Champion- Kara Mattingly, Madison Central
  • Duo Interpretation Champions- Almia Valentine and Elisha Williams, Madison Central
  • Humorous Interpretation Champion- Kara Mattingly, Madison Central
  • Informative Speaking Champion- Megan Staehling, Madison Central
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Champion- Jason Tu, Madison Central
  • Poetry Interpretation Champion- Alysia Moore, Petal
  • Expository Speaking Champion- Kaeddis Cole, Madison Central
  • Storytelling Champion- Camilah Cousin, Murrah

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