Todd Lewis Invitational
The Forensics Team had another terrific outing this weekend, competing against 22 other Universities at Biola University in La Mirada. PLNU came in Second Place in the 4 year University Division behind an outstanding team from Texas Southern University.
In individual events, two of our recent recruits have already qualified for the National Tournament to be held in April in Alabama. You are required to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd, in your event at a minimum of three large tournaments. Most students go all year without ever achieving that distinction. Last year we were fortunate enough to have two students qualify for the National Individual Events Tournament. This year we have already had two Point Loma students accomplish that difficult feat in the first three tournaments that they have attended. Congratulations to Nathan Brisby for qualifying his After Dinner Speech on Opera, and to Jennifer Burgess who has already qualified in both Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking. The other details of which students did well in which events follows. Thanks to each of you for helping these students. You might be surprised to learn how much they bring from your classrooms into their speeches.
In Individual Events:
Jason Anderson - Finalist in Impromptu, and Extemporaneous Speaking
Nathan Brisby - 3rd Place in After Dinner Speaking
Jennifer Burgess - 1st Place in Impromptu, 2nd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
David Graham - Finalist Extemporaneous Speaking
Jessica Reichert - Finalist in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
Melinda Smee - 1st Place in Novice After Dinner Speaking
In Debate top speaker awards won by:
Katie Angliss - Top Speaker in Open Debate
Jennifer Burgess - Second Speaker in Open Debate
Jessica Reichert - Second Speaker in Novice Debate
Allison Steelman - Third Speaker in Novice Debate
Team awards won by:
Allison Steelman & Jessica Reichert advanced to the Semis in Novice before losing, won 3rd Place Jennifer Burgess and David Graham advanced to Quarters in Open, winning Fourth Place Leilani Carver & Jason Anderson advanced to Quarters in Open, winning Fourth Place Wendy Harrison & Deanna Feyerabend advanced to Quarters in Open, winning Fourth Place.