HUNTERSVILLE – Eight members of the North Mecklenburg High School Debate and Speech Team junior varsity squad competed at the inaugural Cardinal Classic at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte.

The team took third place at the event. The following students also placed in individual or team events:

• Freshman Bryanna Williams placed first in oral interpretation.

• Freshman Beth Kingaby placed first in declamation.

• Sophomore Alex Pope placed second in original oratory.

• A team consisting of junior Irfan Mekic and freshman Abhi Kulgod placed first in novice public forum debate.

• Freshman James Haberberger placed sixth in student Congress.

The entire team travels to Northwest Guilford High in Greensboro Saturday, Dec. 10, for a tournament.