Florida State College at Jacksonville's (FSCJ) Forensics team placed well in regional speech tournaments at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Florida State University (FSU).
Jacksonville, FL – Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Forensics team placed fifth and third overall in two regional speech tournaments hosted by Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Florida State University (FSU). FSCJ faced stiff competition from colleges and universities all over the Southeast, including three of the top 20 programs in the country (the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Alabama).
On October 3 while competing at TCC, six FSCJ competitors advanced to championship elimination rounds of competition, earning the following placings:
-Samantha Radomski placed fourth in Program Oral Interpretation
·Saman Jaberi placed fifth in Informative Speaking
·Jimmy Henson placed sixth in After Dinner Speaking
·Jameek Barnes placed sixth in Poetry Interpretation
·Matthew Drabek placed sixth in Dramatic Interpretation
·Julian Lopez placed sixth in Prose Interpretation
These rankings were enough to earn the FSCJ Forensics team fifth-place overall.
The next day at FSU, FSCJ earned even more final round placings including:
·Julian Lopez placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking and third in Prose Interpretation
·Jimmy Henson placed fifth in After Dinner Speaking
·Saman Jaberi placed third in Informative Speaking
·Adonis Lane placed fourth in Persuasive Speaking
·Jameek Barnes placed third in Poetry Interpretation
·Samantha Radomski placed sixth in Program Oral Interpretation
Additionally, three FSCJ competitors were named top non-advancing novice in three different events:
·Angi Barnard in After Dinner Speaking
·Gabriel Bugarin in Dramatic Interpretation
·Chris Carlson in Persuasive Speaking
Overall, the team as a whole tied for third place at this competition, beating many universities such as the University of Central Florida, Belmont University and the University of West Florida.
The team travels next to Florida Southern College the first weekend of November.