MUSHS forensics - debate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mills University Studies' forensics and debate teams were among four schools that competed in the LR West / Pinnacle View Tournament this past weekend. The Comets boasted 17 competitors all of whom performed at their best!

  • Lila Thompson competed in Poetry and finished first.
  • Destiny Clark competed in Prose and finished first.
  • Seven MUSHS students entered the impromptu speaking contest with Eddie Watkins finishing first, Jon Brady Hicks second and Chance Bradford third.


  • Public Forum, all Mills teams had at least one win.
  • Chance Bradford / Madison Bowman and Gavin Butler / Alyson Tinsley both tied for third.
  • Eddie Watkins and Jon Brady Hicks had a spotless 4 - 0 record. They won the final round finishing first. 
  • Speaker awards went to Chance Bradford, Gavin Phillips, with second place going to Eddie Watkins and first place speaker going to Jon Brady Hicks.
  • Individual Impromptu Debate (P: Nine MUSHS debaters battled in a competitive field. 
    • Vanessa Anderson and Xavion McLennan made the quarterfinals.
    • McClennan then advanced to semifinals, ultimately finishing 3rd.
    • George Belt finished in 9th.
  • Individual Impromptu Debate  speaker awards went to Xavion McClennan and George Belt.

Four Comets qualified for the state championship tournament in April: Jon Brady Hicks, Eddie Watkins, George Belt and Xavion McClennan. Because of the combined efforts of all of our hard-working competitors, this speech and debate team won the tournament on total points, and received first place sweepstakes.