Bumpus Debate Team
Front row: Noelle Falls, Hana Park, Christian Hatcher.Back row: Whitney Thomas, Nour Moughnyeh, Sydney Thomas, Jason Lee, Colton Steinbeck.
The debate team for Bumpus Middle maintained a fourth place ranking through its first season in the Birmingham Area Debate League (BADL).
The league held four tournaments where more than 15 schools and 100 students from around the Birmingham area participated in two rounds of debate. Students researched, drafted and presented speeches on the topics of violent video games and capital punishment.
Christian Hatcher was the league’s first-place debater of the season. Christian, along with teammate Jason Lee, helped start the club by talking to principal Dr. Tamala Maddox at the end of the 2011-2012 school year about the idea.