Jessie Goodson, Campus Carrier News Editor
The Berry College Forensics Union won their 24th consecutive Ga. Intercollegiate Foresnsics Association Team State Championship.
On Feb. 17, 19 forensics students traveled to the University of North Georgia-Gainesville and earned 42 individual awards and 11 out of 14 available state chapionships.
This was the first competition for 13 of the competitors, and there are no seniors on the roster.
The group had champions in the categories:
Persuasion − Britton Ody
Impromptu speaking − Jacob Pritchett
Program of oral interpretation − Avery James
Dramatic interpretation − Nadia Clinkscales
Rhetorical criticism − Anna Claire Tucker
Duo interpretation − Ben Allee and Olivia Brown
Poetry interpretation − Shelby Newland
Prose interpretation − Bailey Dingley
Informative − Beth Anne DeKeizer
After dinner speaking − Margaret Ashton
Public narrative − Shelby Newland
They also placed in impromptu sales, extemporaneous speaking, slam poetry and individual sweepstakes.
The top two winners in persuasion will represent the state of Georgia at the Interstate Oratorical Contest in late April.
The team will now prepare for upcoming national competitions including Novice Nationals at Suffolk University in Boston (March 9-11) and the National Speech Championships at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (March 24-25).