Barringer and Stewart Awarded Forensics Scholarships to University of Alabama
STJ Seniors Awarded Full Scholarships to University of Alabama
Saint James School Seniors Pearce Barringer and McLean Stewart were each awarded the Alabama Forensics Council Scholarship, a full scholarship to the University of Alabama, after competing at the University of Alabama Hall of Fame High School Speech and Debate Tournament held January 16 and 17, 2015 in Tuscaloosa.
STJ Forensics Coach, Dr. Ian Turnipseed, said, “Both of these young men have worked very hard individually and as team members to achieve this success.” “After years of competition, they are both very deserving of these awards and we are looking forward to following their achievements in college.”
At the University of Alabama tournament, Pearce Barringer received 1st place in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st place in Impromptu Speaking, and 2nd place in After Dinner Speaking. McLean Stewart received 3rd place in Original Oratory, 3rd place in Extemporaneous Speaking, was a Semi-Finalist in Impromptu Speaking, and took 5th place in Duo Interpretation with fellow STJ teammate, Cassidy Duncan.
The Saint James team took 2nd place at the tournament in Individual Events and 3rd Place overall. Phillip Davis received first place speaker and Tournament Champion in Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate. Bradley Wascher received 2nd place in Extemporaneous Speaking. Hayden Cavanaugh received 4th place in Extemporaneous Speaking and 5th place in Impromptu Speaking. Erica Aho received 5th place in Humorous Interpretation. Phillip Goodwyn and Henry Olree received a semi-finalist award in Impromptu Speaking. Mason Edwards and Gibeom Kim received a quarter finalist place in Public Forum Debate.