Cedarville Forensics Team Finishes Strong

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University’s Forensics Team placed third at the recent Heart of Michigan Classic tournament at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. The team defeated several other colleges and universities, including the University of Akron and Northwestern University. This competition featured nine other colleges and approximately 60 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, after-dinner speaking, and novice prose. He also took third place with Domeny in the dramatic duo category. Domeny took sixth in novice impromptu speaking and was the top novice in rhetorical criticism. In the informative speaking awards, Williams was named the tournament champion, and Sarah Matney (Greenwood, Ill.) took the title of top novice. Williams also placed sixth in the impromptu speaking awards and third in extemporaneous.

Also contributing to the win were Gena Bravick (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.), Natalie Gamache (Milford, Ind.), Eric Mishne (Galloway, Ohio), Katlyn Hiteshew (Central, S.C.) and Shawn Green (Tabernacle, N.J.). Gamache took fourth in programmed oral interpretation while Mishne placed sixth. Bravick took fourth place in persuasion, Hiteshew placed sixth in novice prose, and Green won fifth place in the impromptu speaking awards.

The forensics team is coached by Matt Moore and Derrick Green, who are both assistant professors of communication arts. Moore recounted, “[The tournament] was a great boost for our team. I'm really proud of how hard this team has been working, and this tournament was a great reward for their effort.