An inside look at the Forensics team

Another One Gone: Berry College

This past weekend the team made its way to Rome… Georgia, where they competed at Berry College, alma mater of coach Chip Hall. The team juggled debate and individual events throughout the course of the two-day tournament. The finalists in individual events from Carson-Newman include: Kate Doyle, placing 6thin Extemporaneous Speaking and 1stin After Dinner Speaking Luke Willoughby, placing 5thin Personal Narrative Angelea Arwood, placing 1stin Novice Prose Jessy Lakins, placing 5thin After Dinner Speaking Sara McHenry placing 3rdin Novice Impromptu And Callie Booher placing 5thin Rhetorical Criticism and 6thin Informative Speaking Rachel Hicks also received top novice in Informative Speaking


This past weekend, 4 members of the Carson-Newman Forensics team made their way to Berea Kentucy for competition. Berea’s tournament is what is known as a swing, meaning there are almost 2 tournaments in one. Two days of competition, two sets of finals, two chances to get your piece qualified. In the first half of the swing, Sara McHenry and Rebecca Bird formed a novice debate team. Kate Doyle and Angelea Arwood competed in individual events. The second day, all four competitiors were in individual events. Awards are as follows: Kate Doyle with a semifinal placement in prose, and finalist in After Dinner Speaking both days.

A Successful Weekend: Gainseville Georgia

A little over a week ago, the Carson-Newman Forensics team pulled out and made their way to Gainesville Georgia amidst a playlist of team songs, selected earlier this year, and much loved and appreciated cookies made by Jana Hall. This was the team’s second tournament of the year and though many of the performances and performers were making their debut into the forensics community, the weekend proved a great success for the team. The first day of the tournament was strictly for the debaters with Sara McHenry and Luke Willoughby making it into semifinal rounds and Michael Lugo and Kate Doyle gaining a winning record at the tournament.

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