Malone University Forensic Tournament
Competed on: February 4-5, 2011
Competed at: Malone University
Number of Schools Involved: 10
- Butler University
- Geneva College
- Grove City College
- Malone University
- Marietta College
- Muskingum University
- Ohio University
- The Ohio State University
- University of Akron
Number of awards: 23
After Dinner Speaking:
Ryan Ellis, Senior, 1st place
Dave Hood, Senior and Kim Huges, Sophomore, 6th place
Scott Burnham, Senior and Sarah Dezso, Senior, 5th place
Dave Hood, Seniro and Sydney Maltese, Fresman, 2nd place
Sydney Maltese, Freshman, 2nd Place
Ryan Ellis, Senior, 5th place
Scott Burnham, Senior, 4th place
Parliamentary Debate: Semifinals:
Nyssa Wilkerson, Junior and Ben Reese, Sophomore
Sydney Maltese, Freshman, 4th place
Dave Hood, Senior, 3rd place
Program Oral Interpretation:
Nyssa Wilkerson, Junior, 6th place
Dave Hood, Senio, 4th place
Sydney Maltese, Freshman, 4th place
Ben Reese, Sophomore, 2nd place
Ryan Ellis, Senior, 6th place
Also competing for Marietta College was Kristin Norton.
"The MC forensics team pioneered another successful weekend in which we overcame snow, sickness, and competitive speeches by performing at our highest level. Our debate team was also very well prepared for the competition they faced," said Scott Burnham.
"This tournament had a surprising level of competition. I think it was a great way to test out new events and sharpen old ones before state varsity," commented Ryan Ellis.
"I personally enjoyed the Malone tournament because it was a nice chance to go home and catch up with friends that I competed with in high school forensics. The familiar faces made the tournament all the more enjoyable," added Sydney Maltese.
"It was great to see our team compete at almost full strength and watch all of the novice members succeed in all of their events in spite of the competition from some of the toughest schools in Ohio. The MC Debate team continues to show that it quickly becoming one of the most competitive teams in the state with continued success," said Ben Reese.
"This was my best tournament so far this year. I am so lucky to have duo partners like Sydney and Kim who are so much fun to work with. We're having a year to remember. I'm sure the team will carry this momentum into Geneva next week and State Varsity the week after that," said Dave Hood.
"Once again, I was able to walk out of a competition proud to be part of Marietta's Forensics team. Not only did I feel confident with the growth of my own pieces, but I was able to see the results of my teammates' hard work over the past few weeks. I look forward to watching our entire team progress in the upcoming tournaments," said Sarah Dezso.
"Malone University Tournament was great. We went up against some great competition. Although my partner and I, Ben Reese, did not advance to the finals in parliamentary debate we gave it our all and represented our team well. As a team it is evident that we have all grown tremendously as speakers and performers," commented Nyssa Wilkerson.
"I loved this tournament! It was really well run and I feel as though I gained valuable experience from participating. I can't wait for next year," added Kristen Norton.
"At the beginning of the year, the forensics team labeled this year as our year of celebration. The students and coaches have worked for hours every day to ensure that the celebration would be joyous, and we are thrilled with the results. Over the course of the year we have entered every individual event offered as well as Parliamentary debate. Traveling with this team and being a part of their growth and success has been a amazing journey," stated the coaches of the team, Drs. O'Donnell and Robinson.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mabry M. O'Donnell, 376-4684.