Academic and artistic competitions play an important role in a school's story, and Carrollton High School has an enviable collection of top-notch titles in these arenas as well, further demonstrating a tradition of excellence that encompasses a broad spectrum of accomplishment in all disciplines.
The Carrollton High School Debate Team captured its 10th state championship in 2018, maintaining its impressive place in CHS history as the second-highest number of state titles claimed by any program – academic or athletic.
The team is coached by Richard Bracknell, head coach and Janey Simmons, assistance coach.
Debate has earned the second highest number of CHS state championships – including all sports – surpassed only by boys track. The team has been crowned state champion 10 times – in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2010 and 2018. The team was the state runner-up champion seven times – in 1986, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. The team also has captured 17 region titles. In 2010, the Georgia High School Association discontinued the debate championships, picked up then by the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association. CHS won state that first year.