FSC Forensic Mocs start the season with multiple wins in Tallahassee
FSC Forensic Team walked away from the first tournament of the season with 9 wins, including second place overall in team sweepstakes.
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2008) — The Florida Southern Forensic Team walked away from the first tournament of the season with 9 wins, including second place overall in team sweepstakes. The Tallahassee Community College tournament took place on the weekend of Sept. 26-27.
Jordan Stout, a senior, led the team to its top finish with wins in three heavily competitive events, earning first place in After Dinner Speaking, fifth place in Programmed Oral Interpretation, and sixth place in Impromptu, landing him in third place overall in the competition. Juniors Krista Miller and Tony Rivera placed third and sixth, respectively, in Dramatic Interpretation and fourth place in Dramatic Duo, while juniors Matt Knight and Shay Lessman earned third and fourth place rankings, respectively, in Communication Analysis.
"This was the strongest start to a season the team has ever had," said Coach Chris Fenner. "I have high expectations for the program this year. What a great way to start things off."
The team will compete next on home turf today and tomorrow at the FSC Child of the Sun Invitational Tournament. The Child of the Sun event has grown into one of the largest early tournaments in the region. This year, 10 schools including the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of West Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Morehead College, Ave Maria, Florida College, Tallahassee Community College, and Central Florida Community College, will be participating. Over 70 students will compete in 11 different public speaking events during Parents Weekend.
The Florida Southern Forensics Team began competing in intercollegiate competition in Fall 2005 and has received awards at the state, regional, and national level. The team is sponsored through a generous grant by local businessman, C.C. “Doc” Dockery. For more information about the FSC Forensic Team, please contact Dr. Chris Fenner at 680-4158 or email@example.com.