BCFU Earns State Championship

February 19, 2018

BCFU won their 24th consecutive Georgia Intercollegiate Forensics Association Team State Championship on Feb. 17. Nineteen members of the BCFU traveled to the University of North Georgia-Gainesville and defended their title, earning 42 individual awards and 11 out of 14 available individual state championships. 


This year was especially impressive with 13 of the competitors being in their first year of competition and no seniors on the roster.


The top two places in persuasion at the state tournament earn the honor of representing the state of Georgia at the Interstate Oratorical Contest in late April. 


The team now prepares for national competitions; Novice Nationals on March 9-11 at Suffolk University in Boston, and the National Speech Championships on March 24-25 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 





Britton Ody - Champion*

Anna Claire Tucker - 2nd*

Tasha Mwangi - 3rd


Impromptu Speaking

Jacob Pritchett - Champion

Ben Allee - 2nd

Beth Anne DeKeizer - 4th


Program of Oral Interpretation

Avery James - Champion

Sara Arms -2nd

Noah Syverson - 3rd


Dramatic Interpretation 

Nadia Clinkscales - Champion

Tasha Mwangi - 2nd

Margaret Ashton - 3rd


Rhetorical Criticism

Anna Claire Tucker - Champion

Bailey Dingley -2nd

Beth Anne DeKeizer - 3rd


Duo Interpretation

Ben Allee and Olivia Brown - Champions

Jacob Pritchett and Noah Syverson - 2nd

Annie Dietz and Chase Hollub - 3rd


Poetry Interpretation 

Shelby Newland - Champion

Avery James - 2nd


Prose Interpretation

Bailey Dingley - Champion

Ben Allee - 2nd

Sara Arms - 3rd



Beth Anne DeKeizer - Champion

Ashley Beaubeouf - 2nd 

Chase Hollub - 3rd


After Dinner Speaking 

Margaret Ashton - Champion

Olivia Brown - 2nd


Public Narrative

Shelby Newland - Champion

Tasha Mwangi - 2nd

Olivia Brown - 3rd


Impromptu Sales

Beth Anne DeKeizer - 2nd

Jacob Pritchett - 3rd

Britton Ody - 5th


Extemporaneous Speaking

Jacob Pritchett - 2nd

Annie Dietz - 4th


Slam Poetry

Noah Syverson -2nd

Shelby Newland - 3rd

Avery James - 4th

Sarah Baker - 5th 


Individual Sweepstakes

Beth Anne DeKeizer - 2nd

Jacob Pritchett - 3rd


BCFU is proud of the work from the whole team and we are excited to take our events to national tournaments to finish out the year! 




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