FSCJ's Forensics team won first place at the National Forensic Association (NFA) National Championship. The team, coached by FSCJ Professors of Speech Chad Kuyper and Dr. Michael Chouinard, beat out some of the top schools in the nation, including powerhouse colleges and universities, to finish first in the Community College Sweepstakes.
“Our students spent countless hours practicing in both individual and group trainings, and it is such an honor to see all of that hard work pay off at the National Championship,” said FSCJ Professor of Speech and Director of Forensics Chad Kuyper. “We could not be more proud of their success as they faced the most talented students from across the country. This win truly speaks to the commitment they have shown this year.”
Two individual members of the team received special honors at the competition. Adonis Lane was named a national octafinalist in Poetry Interpretation, placing him among the top 48 speakers in the country in this event. Ashley Blanding advanced to the final round in the Novice division in both Poetry Interpretation and Dramatic Interpretation. She would go on to take fourth place in Dramatic and third in Poetry.
Pictured above from left to right are Ashley Blanding, Samantha Radomski, Adonis Lane, Madeline Windsor and Nicki Ercolino.
Congratulations for yet another tremendous win!