Individual Events Team Sweeps Competition at Valdosta State

Individual Events TeamEarlier this month, FSU’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Program traveled to Valdosta State University for a tournament. The Individual Events team swept the competition in several categories. The list of winners includes:

  • 1st Speech and Debate Sweepstakes
  • 1st Individual Events Sweepstakes
  • 1st Place Varsity Debate – Caramen McDaniel/Josh Schulster
  • 3rd – Debate Sweepstakes
  • 2nd Prose – Samantha Paradela
  • 2nd POI – Sahara Lyon
  • 3rd POI – Kaylie Williams
  • 1st Persuasion – Samantha Paradela
  • 3rd Informative Speaking – Brendan Gerdts
  • 1st Impromptu Speaking – Sahara Lyon
  • 2nd Impromptu Speaking – Nick Trodd
  • 1st Extemporaneous Speaking – Nick Trodd
  • 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking – Brendon Gerdts
  • 1st Communication Analysis – Kaylie Williams
  • 1st After Dinner Speaking – Brendon Gerdts
  • 2nd After Dinner Speaking – Kaylie Williams
  • 3rd After Dinner Speaking – Samantha Paradela
  • 4th After Dinner Speaking – Sahara Lyon
  • 5th Novice Parliamentary Debate – Adrienne Biama/Leissa Cazeau
  • 5th Varsity Parliamentary Debate – Nicole Sandoval/Grace Findley
  • 2nd Speaker Parliamentary Debate – Caramen McDaniel
  • 4th Speaker Parliamentary Debate – Josh Schulster

Individual Events TeamThe debate and speech team at FSU, known as the Forensics Program, is one of the oldest student activities on campus. Dating all the way back to 1887, the debate and speech teams focus on developing skills in public speaking, leadership, critical thinking, time management, and advanced writing and research.

To get involved with the debate or speech team, visit their NoleCentral page.