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.
Shelby Newland - National Champion! Tasha Mwangi- 2nd Nadia Clinkscales - 4th
Ben Allee and Olivia Brown - 3rd Jacob Pritchett and Noah Syverson - 4th Tasha Mwangi and Britton Ody -6th
Jacob Pritchett - 2nd
Jacob Pritchett - 3rd Kandra Martin - 4th
Jacob Pritchett - 2nd
Nadia Clinkscales - 6th
Britton Ody - 2nd
Shelby Newland - 3rd
Noah Syverson - 6th
Noah Syverson - 5th Tasha Mwangi - 6th
Tasha Mwangi - 2nd Olivia Brown - 3rd Shelby Newland - 4th Ben Allee - 5th Noah Syverson - 6th Kandra Martin - 7th Ashley Beaubouef - 8th
Hunter Berry - 4th Chase Hollub - 6th
Noah Syverson - 2nd Shelby Newland - 5th
Jacob Pritchett - 2nd Tasha Mwangi - 6th
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!
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