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BCFU Spring Break: Novice National Champions

While they could have gone to the beach for Spring Break, 14 first year members of BCFU instead traveled to Suffolk University in Boston to compete in the Novice Nationals Forensics Association National Tournament on March 9-11. After three difficult days of competition, the team had an unprecedented 27 national finalists and a team National Championship. BCFU had an impressive 370 points overall, winning the team first place by 175 points. This marks the first time BCFU has won a team national championship since 2001 and only the second time in the team's history.

Also at the tournament, Berry College Director of Forensics Matt Delzer was elected as the next Executive Director of the Novice Nationals Forensics Association! He is looking forward to an exciting year of preparing for the 2019 Novice Nationals.


Dramatic Interpretation

Shelby Newland - National Champion! Tasha Mwangi- 2nd Nadia Clinkscales - 4th

Duo Interpretation

Ben Allee and Olivia Brown - 3rd Jacob Pritchett and Noah Syverson - 4th Tasha Mwangi and Britton Ody -6th


Jacob Pritchett - 2nd

Impromptu Sales

Jacob Pritchett - 3rd Kandra Martin - 4th


Jacob Pritchett - 2nd


Nadia Clinkscales - 6th


Britton Ody - 2nd

Poetry Interpretation

Shelby Newland - 3rd


Noah Syverson - 6th


Noah Syverson - 5th Tasha Mwangi - 6th

Public Narrative

Tasha Mwangi - 2nd Olivia Brown - 3rd Shelby Newland - 4th Ben Allee - 5th Noah Syverson - 6th Kandra Martin - 7th Ashley Beaubouef - 8th

Rhetorical Criticism

Hunter Berry - 4th Chase Hollub - 6th

Slam Poetry

Noah Syverson - 2nd Shelby Newland - 5th

Individual Sweepstakes

Jacob Pritchett - 2nd Tasha Mwangi - 6th

Team Sweepstakes

Large Team Division Champions!

Open Division Champions!

The team now looks forward to the Varsity National Speech Championship in Lincoln, Nebraska, on March 24-25 and the Interstate Oratorical Association National Championship on April 28-29. BCFU has had an amazing season of competition and the novices of the team have accomplished so much and making the rest of the team proud!

Berry College Forensics novices compete in Novice Nationals 2018

Berry College Forensics novices compete in Novice Nationals 2018

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