Mocs Forensics Team Starts Off Strong at Child of the Sun Invitational
The Mocs Forensics Team.
LAKELAND (Sept. 29, 2011) – The Florida Southern College Forensics team hosted the sixth annual Child of the Sun Invitational on Sept. 23-24 and started the competitive season with a strong showing. Members of the FSC team walked away with three top-five finishes.
Ten college and university teams from Florida and Georgia took part in the tournament, with over 70 students participating in 12 different speech and debate events.
FSC senior Brittany Archer and sophomore Katie Luecht were on a roll, finishing in 3rd place and 5th place, respectively, in Impromptu Speaking. Archer ended last season as a finalist in After Dinner Speaking at both Novice Nationals and Pi Kappa Delta Nationals.
Luecht also excelled in After Dinner Speaking, finishing second with a humorous speech on instituting a national fat tax.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season,” said Coach Chris Fenner. “In addition to our strong returning team, we have several promising new members, so I think we can look forward to an exceptional season.”
Also competing on the Florida Southern team were juniors Chris Meadows, Erin Ferguson and Kayla Goff in individual events, and Alex Oomen and Josh Vaal in Parliamentary Debate.
The team will compete next at the Berry College Autumn in the Mountains Tournament on Oct. 27-30.
More about the Mocs Forensics Team… The Florida Southern Forensics Team began competing in intercollegiate competition in the fall of 2005 and has received numerous awards at the state, regional, and national levels. The team earned second place at the Novice Nationals championship in 2009.
Currently, there are 12 students on the team who compete in 11 individual events which include public address, debate, and the interpretation of literature, among others. The team typically competes at six regional qualifiers, as well as the FIFA state championship, Novice Nationals, and Pi Kappa Delta Nationals.
Professor Chris Fenner, chair of the Communications department at FSC and vice president of the Florida Interstate Forensic Association, serves as director of forensics at Florida Southern. He also serves on the Executive Council for Novice Nationals and is a District Representative for Pi Kappa Delta.