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Forensic Speech Team Does Well in D.C.

This past weekend, the Cedar Crest forensic speech team traveled to our nation’s capital for a forensic speech tournament hosted at Howard University, courtesy of SNAFU (Southern & Northern Atlantic Forensics Union). In addition to individual awards, teams compete for donations to be made to a charity of their choosing. Cedar Crest was competing in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Forensic Speech Team
Forensic Speech Team members Erin Studer, Haliegh Washburn, Amanda Sickau, and Toni Byers

Over the course of the weekend, Cedar Crest team members earned 12 individual awards, as well as a third place in Limited Team Sweeps on Saturday, and first place in Limited Team Sweeps on Sunday. As a result, SNAFU will be making a donation to the National MS Society on behalf of the Cedar Crest forensic speech team.

Here are details of the individual awards earned by the team:

Junior Erin Studer: Saturday—second place, Impromptu Speaking; Sunday—fifth place, Impromptu Speaking, sixth place, Program Oral Interpretation.

Senior Haleigh Washburn: Saturday—third place, Program Oral Interpretation, third place, Prose Interpretation; Sunday—third place, Program Oral Interpretation, third place, Prose Interpretation, fourth place, Informative Speaking.

Senior AnTionette (Toni) Byers: Saturday—second place, Dramatic Interpretation, fourth place, Persuasive Speaking, fourth place, Dramatic Interpretation; Sunday—fourth place, Persuasive Speaking.

The forensic speech team will be hosting this year’s Pennsylvania State Forensic Speech Championship Tournament on Feb. 18-19.

For information: www.facebook.com/cedarcrest.speech.