FSC Forensic Team members place in Southern District championship
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2007) —Florida Southern College Forensic Team members Krista Miller and Jessica Barnes were recognized as the sixth place division champions in dramatic duo interpretation at the American Forensic Association Southern District National Individual Events Tournament (NIET) this past weekend at Florida State University.
The NIET event featured strong competition from ten universities and two colleges from the southern region. Miller, a freshman, and Barnes, a junior, are now qualified to compete in dramatic duo at the National Forensic Association (NFA) nationwide tournament April 19-23. This is the first year that either of the women has participated in forensics.
Miller also placed third in after-dinner speaking in the second leg of the tournament with her presentation on the issue of the marketing industry sexualizing pre-teen girls. Miller had previously qualified to compete in after-dinner speaking at the national level, and Barnes will also be competing nationally in informative speaking.
“I’m really excited that we will get to perform our duo at NFA this year,” said Barnes. “Krista and I had a lot of fun with the piece and I think the judges really responded to that.”
Also competing in the tournament were seniors Chris Riccio and Ronnie Hess, and freshman Tony Rivera in events including after-dinner speaking, impromptu speaking and prose interpretation. The Florida Southern Forensic Society is in its second year of intercollegiate competition and was founded in spring 2005 by FSC alumnus Anton Kivilev. The team is sponsored through a generous grant by local businessman, C.C. “Doc” Dockery.
For more information about FSC Forensics, please contact Chris Fenner at email@example.com.
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