CHS Forensics & Debate Teams Ranked #1 In AR

Posted on 01/03/2018

Cabot High School Forensics and Debate Teams are currently ranked #1 in Arkansas and #26 in the nation!

They also recently received another honor. The Cabot High School speech and debate team has been named one of the Top 100 schools in the National Speech & Debate Association for the 2016-2017 school year. Cabot High School ranked number 41 out of more than 3,000 schools nationwide.

According to the National Speech & Debate Association, due to the incredibly high number of students involved in our speech and debate program and the degrees they have earned through competition, Cabot High School was named one of the top programs in the nation. This is the most prestigious membership award the Association can bestow upon a school. This designation is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills – including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization. 

So far, our teams have competed at five in-state tournaments and two out-of-state tournaments. These include tournaments at Bentonville High School, Monticello/UAM, Central High School, Russellville High School, North Little Rock High School, Saint Andrew’s in Mississippi, and Isidore Newman in New Orleans.

Our students have won several individual trophies and 1st Place Overall Sweeps at four of the in-state tournaments, 2nd Place sweeps at one in-state tournament, and 3rd place sweeps at Isidore Newman in New Orleans.

At the Central High School tournament, Forensics Instructor Jennifer Akers was awarded the Outstanding Drama Coach Award for 2017.

Debaters Collin Smith and Kyler Buckner are also tied for 2nd place nationally. They were one of eight teams invited to the Harvard Round Robin Policy debate competition in February.  

Congratulations to our amazing Cabot High School Forensics and Debate Teams!














CHS Forensics & Debate Team Awards

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746