Forensics Team Continues Winning Tradition in National Competition

Posted: April 18, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

For the 23rd time in the last 30 years, the Mason Forensics Team has finished in the top 10 in national competition.

This year, the team placed sixth in the American Forensics Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament held recently at Minnesota State University.

Eighty-three schools representing 45 states competed in a field of nearly 1,500 entries, making it one of the largest national tournaments in the history of the AFA. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the tournament.

“We are proud to continue the legacy of excellence and remain one of only six schools in the nation to have attended the national tournament every year,” says Forensics Team Coach Peter Pober. “Please join us in congratulating our exceptionally hard-working Patriots!”

Individual student winners and their categories are:

  • Jeff Moscaritolo, third place, Poetry Interpretation
  • Duval Bodden, third place, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Chrissy Kendall, semifinalist, Impromptu Speaking
  • Matt Friedman, semifinalist, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Chrissy Kendall, semifinalist, Communication Analysis
  • Matt Friedman, semifinalist, Program Oral Interpretation
  • Chrissy Kendall, semifinalist, Informative Speaking
  • Jeff Moscaritolo and Duval Bodden, semifinalists, Duo Interpretation
  • Ian Summers, quarter-finalist, Communication Analysis
  • Kellie Slappey, quarter-finalist, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Al Bender, quarter-finalist, Impromptu Speaking
  • Duval Bodden, quarter-finalist, Program Oral Interpretation
  • Becky Shuster, quarter-finalist, Communication Analysis
  • Chrissy Kendall, quarter-finalist, Dramatic Interpretation
  • Mickey Cox, quarter-finalist, Dramatic Interpretation

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