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Kudos to WCU's Forensics Team

WCU Forensics Team
West Chester University's Award-Winning Forensics Team

February 25 , 2011

Several members of the University’s forensics team returned from this year's Pennsylvania Forensic Association State Championship Tournament at Wilkes University with numerous individual awards, including a team second-in-the-state overall.

Team president and senior Sara Franklin captured the first place award in Persuasive Speaking, an accomplishment that gives her the honor of attending the 2011 Interstate Oratorical Association Championship as a Pennsylvania representative.
Other individual awards included:

Sara Franklin: Program Oral Interpretation, 1st place; Dramatic Interpretation, 2nd place; Rhetorical Criticism, 3rd place; Impromptu, 3rd place; Extemporaneous Speaking, 4th place; Pentathlon, 3rd place.

Lanie Presswood: Rhetorical Criticism, 2nd place; Program Oral Interpretation, 3rd place; Informative Speaking, 3rd place; Dramatic Duo with Dan Hinderliter, 3rd place.

Dan Hinderliter: After Dinner Speaking, 4th place; Persuasion, 4th place; Prose Interpretation, 5th place; Dramatic Duo, 3rd place; Pentathlon, 6th place.

Daquann Chung: Poetry Interpretation, 2nd place; Dramatic Interpretation, 5th place.

Jake Markiewicz: After Dinner Speaking, 6th place; Prose Interpretation, 6th place.

Ashley Murphy: Program Oral Interpretation, 4th place.

Joe Tetreault: After Dinner Speaking, 5th place.

The team and coach Mark Hickman are now looking forward to tackling the American Forensic Association District 7 national qualifying tournament in Frederick, Md., in March before setting their sights on the Pi Kappa Delta national tournament in Portland, Ore.