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Silver Key Awards

In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Barkley Forum for High Schools in 1980, the Forum began to award the prestigious Silver Key to first place winners in all events at the BFHS. The Silver Key is a small sterling silver emblem duplicating the design of the prestigious Gold Key award to the coaches of the Gold Key Society. The silver key has no engraving representing its timeless respect for forensics winners past, present, and future.

2017 Silver Key Award Recipients:

Pelham Debates Champions: Andrew Kaplan and Ben Rosenthal, Montgomery Bell Academy
Pelham Debates Speaker: Nishad Neelakandan, McDonogh
Congressional Debate Champion: Maya Levkovitz, Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Lincoln Douglas Champion: Alex Zhao, La Canada
Public Forum Champions: Ozan Ergungor and Ammar Lone, Hawken
Public Forum Speaker: Ben Koch, Bronx Science
Extemporaneous Speaking: Andrew Langford, Lake Highland Preparatory
Original Oratory: JJ Kapur, West Des Moines Valley
Duo Interpretation: Kerrington Anderson and Derek Collins, Hattiesburg
Prose & Poetry: Quest Broussard, Comeaux
Humorous Interpretation: Jack Gossen, Comeaux
Dramatic Interpretation: Chase Garrett, Southside