Over the weekend of Oct. 28 and 29, the West Chester University Forensics Team attended the Collegiate Forensic Association Fall Classic Tournament.
The Fall Classic took place at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W. Va.. The team won high honors, dominating the competition.
Dan Hinderliter, Forensics Team Treasurer, won the most awards for the team, including champion of Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Dramatic Duo (with fellow team member Lanie Presswood), and Pentathlon, which is the speaker versatility award. He also placed second in Poetry Interpretation and After Dinner Speaking.
Other team members did an exceptional job. Aside from being the Dramatic Duo Champion with Dan Hinderliter, the aforementioned Lanie Presswood, Forensics Team President, was also champion of After Dinner Speaking and Poetry Interpretation. Presswood also received fourth place in Pentathlon and fifth place in Prose Interpretation.
Jake Markiewicz, Pi Kappa Delta province student representative and team historian, was the Informative Speaking champion and he won third place in Prose Interpretation, fourth place in Impromptu Speaking, and fifth place in Parliamentary Debate. Markiewicz also won second place in Parliamentary Debate Team with team Vice President Joe Tetreault. Tetreault also won second place in Prose Interpretation and Informative Speaking, sixth place in Poetry Interpretation, and fifth place in Pentathlon. The final number of awards won by the Forensics Team was a whopping total of 19.
“I could not be more proud of my teammates’ recent successes,” President Lanie Presswood said. “To finally see all the work we have put in over the past few years turn into both competitive success and community recognition fulfills many of my early dreams for the team.”
Clare Haggerty is a first-year student majoring in English. She can be reached at CH757342@wcupa.edu.