Speech and Debate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s middle school speech and debate team recently traveled to Hattiesburg for the Sacred Heart Middle School Invitational. Both public forum debate teams – Charles Sanders/Joy Dhar and Kara Pickett/Yasmine Ware – had winning records. Pickett and Ware were recognized as semifinalists. Of the 40-plus students participating in prose interpretation, three St. Andrew’s students were recognized among the top six performers in the tournament. Kara Pickett (seventh-grade) was in fifth, Anna Buckley (eighth-grade) was third, and Yasmine Ware (eighth-grade) was recognized as the champion. Shown are (from left) Dhar, Pickett, Ware, Buckley, and Sanders.


St. Joseph Catholic School student body officers are (from left) Jayla Davis, left, treasurer; Blaine Turner, president; Rodney Self, vice president; Leah Blevins, secretary.