ATLANTA — Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton are trailblazers. They are the first Black female duo to win the prestigious annual summer debate competition at Harvard University.

“It’s not just a victory for myself, but it’s a victory for the Harvard Diversity project, for my partner Jayla, for Mr. Fleming,” said Stanton.

Stanton and Jackson are students at North Atlanta High and Holy Innocents Episcopal.