FSC Forensic Mocs Take Third at Florida State College of Jacksonville
FSC Forensics Mocs (L-R): Kayla Goff, Erin Ferguson, Alex Watson, Brittany Archer, Stephanie Fenner, and Katie Luecht
LAKELAND, Fla. (December 1, 2011) — Continuing their streak of success, the Florida Southern College Forensics team took fourth place overall and third place overall in the category of Individual Events at the Florida State College of Jacksonville’s Star Invitational November 11 and 12.
Approximately 75 students, representing schools such as the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of West Florida, and Rollins College participated in the event.
FSC senior Brittany Archer had impressive finishes, placing first in Program of Oral Interpretation and second in After Dinner Speaking. This is Archer’s second time as a finalist in After Dinner Speaking this semester for her humorous analysis of race and identity.
Sophomore Alex Watson also excelled in Prose Interpretation, receiving Top Non-Advancing Novice, placing 8th out of 35 competitors. This is Watson’s first season competing in forensics.
“This was a great weekend for the team,” said Assistant Coach Stephanie Fenner. “All of our competitors have been so focused this semester and it really paid off this weekend.”
In addition to Archer and Watson’s individual awards, the team as a whole performed well, placing third in overall Individual Events and a surprising fourth place finish in combined events, despite not competing in the category of debate. Team sweepstakes awards are earned as a combination of top finishes in preliminary and final rounds.
Also competing on the team were senior Kayla Goff, junior Erin Ferguson and sophomore Katie Luecht. This tournament was preceded by the Berry College Autumn in the Mountains Tournament, where freshman Amy Scroggin placed fourth in Novice Impromptu. The team will compete next at Florida State University on December 2 and 3.
The Florida Southern Forensics Team began competing in intercollegiate competition in Fall 2005, has received numerous awards at the state, regional, and national level, and was the second place Novice National champion in 2009. For more information about the FSC Forensic Team, please contact Dr. Chris Fenner at 680-4158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.