BU’s Forensics Team recently won the second place team sweepstakes award at the 18th Annual Morgan State University Invitational Forensics Tournament held the Morgan State University campus in Baltimore. BU also won the first place Pi Kappa Delta Team Award for universities with a chapter of this National Speech and Debate Honor Society.
Twelve students competed at the tournament with seven students winning 13 individual speaking and debate awards.
- Dan Clark, team president – first in poetry, fifth in impromptu speaking, sixth in single dramatic interpretation
- Abe Freet – third in extemporaneous speaking, fourth in impromptu speaking, sixth in parliamentary speaker, second place in parliamentary debate with Zach Moore
- Zach Moore – second in parliamentary speaker, fourth in extemporaneous speaking, second in parliamentary debate with Abe Freet
- Joshua Hooks – second in after-dinner speaking
- Abbey Porambo – fourth in poetry
- Taisha Martinez – fourth in persuasive speaking
- Anna Scott – top, non-advancing novice in prose
Other students competing included Stephanie Kaminski, Delaney Hellman, Arrista Voorhees, Madalyn Goss, and Jaylene Alvarado. Rubin Rhodes, a graduate student in BU’s master’s degree program in school counseling, and Neil Strine, director of forensics, served as judges at the tournament.