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What a Way to End the Season! Ahead...Nationals

by Tim Brown, Director of the Forensic Speech Team

As everyone on campus was heading off for Spring Break, the Cedar Crest Forensic Speech Team ventured out for it's last regular season set of Tournaments at West Chester University - the AFA District VII Tournament, which is the last regular season Tournament prior to Nationals!

Forensic Speech Team

Over the course of the weekend, the Cedar Crest Forensic Speech Team took two Team Sweepstakes Awards, One Individual Sweepstakes Award, and NINE Individual Event Awards! This is particularly impressive given that we competed over the weekend with a Team of four students!

Additionally, HALEIGH WASHBURN was awarded the SNAFU Scholarship Award, one of the two awards given to a forensic speech competitor who excels in academics, community service and forensic speech competitions. Congratulations to Haleigh on this prestigious Award!

Over the course of the 2011-2012 competitive season, the Cedar Crest Forensic Speech Team has truly represented the best of Cedar Crest, bringing home over EIGHTY-FIVE Individual and Team Awards!!

Specific Awards are posted below - most exciting, however, is where the Team is headed next! The Cedar Crest Forensic Speech Team will be represented this year at the AFA National Championship by Haleigh Washburn and Toni Byers - between these two students, they will bring a total of SEVEN events!! The National Championship will be held this year in San Marcos, TX over the first weekend of April - we'll share all the good news from Nationals once we return!

Onward to results:

March 2-3, 2012: DISTRICT SEVEN KICKOFF TOURNAMENT:

FIFTH PLACE - TEAM SWEEPSTAKES

Haleigh Washburn:
FIFTH PLACE - INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES
FIFTH PLACE - Informative Speaking
SECOND PLACE - Duo Interpretation

Toni Byers:
SECOND PLACE - Duo Interpretation
FIRST PLACE - Persuasive Speaking

March 3-4, 2012: AFA DISTRICT SEVEN TOURNAMENT:

FIFTH PLACE - TEAM SWEEPSTAKES

Haleigh Washburn:
FIFTH PLACE - Duo Interpretation
THIRD PLACE - Duo Interpretation
SECOND PLACE - Informative Speaking

Toni Byers:
THIRD PLACE - Duo Interpretation
SECOND PLACE - Persuasive Speaking

Amanda Sickau:
FIFTH PLACE - Duo Interpretation
THIRD PLACE - Prose Interpretation
THIRD PLACE - Poetry Interpretation

2011-2012 Qualifications for AFA National Championship:

TONI BYERS:
* Poetry Interpretation
* Dramatic Interpretation
* Persuasive Speaking
* Duo Interpretation

HALEIGH WASHBURN:
* Program Oral Interpretation
* Informative Speaking
* Duo Interpretation

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