Cabot High School students auditioned for All-Region Choir back in October where they had to sing excerpts of pieces they’ve been working on. The top 15-16 in each section were eligible to audition for the All-State Choir in February.
Students had to learn all new music and sight read a small piece in their audition. The top 50 in each section were named to the Arkansas All-State Choir. This is a huge honor and we are extremely proud of our Cabot All-State Choir members!
Forensics and Debate National Qualifiers
The team competed in the National Speech and Debate Association's Arkansas District tournament on March 3-4, 2017. It was held at Episcopal Collegiate High School in Little Rock.
This tournament was the qualifying tournament for the NSDA National Tournament to be held this summer in Birmingham, Alabama. To qualify, competitors had to be ranked 1st or 2nd in their event(s).
Congratulations to these outstanding students. Here are the competitors and what they qualified for:
Morgan Akers - Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory. Morgan is a four time national qualifier.
Mia Bennett and partner Autumne Kendricks - Duo Interpretation
Gracie Fuhrman - Program of Oral Interpretation
Lauren Black - Dramatic Interpretation
Aubrey Raines - Program of Oral Interpretation
Britney McGloflin - Original Oratory and Informative Speaking
Kaleb Webb - Original Oratory
Somer Shannon - Senate for Congressional Debate. Somer is a two time national qualifier.
Keianna Trujillo and partner McKenzie Cummings - Public Forum Debate. They are two time national qualifiers.
Collin Smith and Kyler Buckner were also recognized for qualifying for the Debate Tournament of Champions to be held at the University of Kentucky in April.
NSDA Arkansas Principal of the Year – CHS Principal Henry Hawkins
NSDA recognizes a principal from every state each year to honor principals that have shown support and appreciation for their school's forensics and debate programs. Mr. Flowers and Mrs. Akers submitted a letter nominating Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins congratulations on being named NSDA's Principal of the Year!
The team was also recognized and presented a plaque for being the largest chapter with most degrees earned from 2013-2017 in the state of Arkansas.