by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH
December 15, 2006
Cedarville, Ohio-The Cedarville University Forensics Team placed second at the recent Holiday Frolic tournament at The Ohio State University. The team defeated several other colleges and universities, including Lafayette College, Illinois State University, the University of Akron, and Florida State University. This competition featured 35 schools and approximately 250 student competitors.
Top performances were led by Kyle Haring (Woodridge, Ill.), Michael Domeny (Manchester, N.H.), and Karen Williams (Midlothian, Va.). Haring was named the tournament champion in novice impromptu speaking and novice prose. He also claimed the top novice title in programmed oral interpretation. Eric Mishne (Galloway, Ohio) and Haring partnered to win first place in the cinematic duo interpretation category. Domeny was the top novice in both after-dinner speaking and rhetorical criticism. In the impromptu speaking and rhetorical criticism categories, Williams was named the tournament champion.
Also contributing to the win was Mara Campos (Moberly, Mo.) She won fourth in novice extemporaneous, placed fifth in novice prose, and took sixth in poetry.
The forensics team is coached by Cedarville residents Matt Moore and Derrick Green, who are both assistant professors of communication arts. Moore recounted, “I told the team that this would be a very challenging weekend and it was. … But they were focused and passionate through it all. It was an all-team effort to get us to second place, an effort I am very proud of.”