Oratory Union Places 2nd In CFA Tournament

December 11, 2012

The Florida College Oratory Union traveled to Middletown, Virginia, on December 1 to compete in the annual Collegiate Forensics Association Holiday Tournament. Eleven schools were in attendance at this regional competition, and Florida College came home with 29 awards, including the Second Place Team Sweepstakes (with a loss to Randolph-Macon College by a narrow margin of only 3 points).

Every Florida College Union member in attendance achieved an award:

Parliamentary Debate Awards:

5th Place: Valerie Deering/Nash Freesmeyer

3rd Place: Melody Baughman/Colton Oetting

Tournament Champions: Greg Kline/Andrew Gass

Grant Modlin

4th Place Dramatic Duo Interpretation (with Grace McCormick)

Nash Freesmeyer

4th Place Persuasive Speaking

Jonah Alvarez

3rd Place Poetry Interpretation

Valerie Deering

6th Place Parliamentary Debate Speaker

4th Place Poetry Interpretation

Andrew Gass

2nd Place Parliamentary Debate Speaker

Tournament Champion in Improvisation Pairs (with Greg Kline)

Colton Oetting

4th Place Communication Analysis

3rd Place Persuasive Speaking

Tournament Champion in  Informative Speaking

Melody Baughman

6th Place Extemporaneous Speaking

5th Place After Dinner Speaking

3rd Place Parliamentary Debate Speaker

5th Place Pentathlon Award

Greg Kline

4th Place Impromptu Speaking

Tournament Champion in Improvisation Pairs (with Andrew Gass)

Tournament Champion in Communication Analysis

Tournament Champion Parliamentary Debate Speaker

4th Place Pentathlon Award

Grace McCormick

5th Place Extemporaneous Speaking

4th Place Improvisation Pairs (with Grant Modlin)

4th Place Dramatic Duo Interpretation (with Grant Modlin)

3rd Place Prose Interpretation

Tournament Champion in Persuasive Speaking

Tournament Champion in Solo Dramatic Interpretation

2nd Place Pentathlon Award

 

The Union looks forward to their next outing at the CFA Beach Tournament in Ocean City, Maryland, March 1-2. There they will have the opportunity to win back their Champion status on the circuit and pave the way for Nationals!