Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Berry College Speakers Excel at Ohio State University

Five members of the Berry College forensics team combined for a strong finish at the annual “Holiday Frolic” forensics tournament hosted by the Ohio State University in early December.

Berry finished third overall behind Western Kentucky University and Ohio University. A total of 27 colleges and universities took part in the competition. All five Berry competitors won individual awards in the tournament and qualified for nationals in their events.

Individual award recipients included:

-Hope Stallings, a senior communication major, finished first in persuasive speaking, first in rhetorical criticism, second in poetry interpretation, fourth in dramatic duo interpretation (with Alex Middleton) and sixth in informative speaking. She is the daughter of Stan and Angela Nix of Ringgold, Ga.

-Joshua Roye, a sophomore sociology and anthropology major, was first in novice impromptu speaking, fourth in novice prose interpretation and top novice in informative speaking. He is the son of Tom and Gwendolyn Roye of Calhoun, Ga.

-Alex Middleton, a freshman communication major, was third in novice prose interpretation, fourth in dramatic duo interpretation (with Hope Stallings) and top novice in sports extemporaneous speaking. Alex is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Middleton of Stone Mountain, Ga.

-Amanda Dean, a senior communication major, was sixth in after-dinner speaking and sixth in poetry interpretation. She is the daughter of John and Yevone Dean of Acworth, Ga.

-Thomas Yungerberg, a freshman communication major, was sixth in novice prose interpretation. He is the son of Steve and Linda Yungerberg of Canton, Ga.

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