Bloomsburg University’s Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team placed third out of eight schools at the Collegiate Forensic Association’s Annual Winter Tournament held at the College of Charleston in South Carolina (Jan. 31 to Feb. 1).
Individual Speaking and Debate Awards
- Abe Freet – first, Extemporaneous Speaking; third, Impromptu Speaking; third, Informative Speaking; second, Parliamentary Debate with Madalyn Goss; first, Parliamentary Debate Speaker Award
- Madalyn Goss – second, Parliamentary Debate with Abe Freet; fourth Place, Dramatic Duo with Arrista Voorhees
- Delaney Hellman - third, After Dinner Speaking; fourth, Impromptu Speaking
- John Munchel - third, Extemporaneous Speaking; second, Single Dramatic Interpretation; sixth, Declamation
- Anna Scott – fifth, Persuasive Speaking; third, Dramatic Duo with Jayleen Alvarado
- Jayleen Alvarado - third, Dramatic Duo with Anna Scott; fifth, Poetry
- Arrista Voorhees - fourth, Dramatic Duo with Madalyn Goss
The other students competing for Bloomsburg University included Stephanie Kaminski, Abbey Porambo, Atle Walter and Chase Blackburn. Harry C. “Neil” Strine IV, Director of Forensics, served as a speech and debate judge at the tournament.
(L-R) Strine, Stephanie Kaminski, Delaney Hellman, Jayleen Alvarado, Anna Scott, Abbey Poramb. Back Row: Arrista Voorhees, John Munchel, Atle Walter, Chase Blackburn, Abe Freet, Madalyn Goss.