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03-01-2010, 07:51 PM
NWFSC Forensics Team Ranks High at State Championship Tournament, Coach Named State’s “Forensics Coach of the Year”

NICEVILLE, FL --- The Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Team recently competed in the State Championship Tournament for the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA), earning high ranks in individual events and as a team and also receiving statewide recognition for the team’s coach as “Coach of the Year”.

The five member NWFSC team competed in 22 individual speaking events, plus Parliamentary Debate and Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Individual and team honors from the state-wide competition included:
Kristen Chavis, of Niceville, placed 3rd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 5th in Parliamentary Debate, and 6th in After-Dinner Speaking.

Megan Fontaine, of Niceville took 2nd in Communication Analysis, 2nd in Persuasive Speaking, 4th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 5th in Parliamentary Debate, 5th in Informative Speaking, and 6th in Prose.

Danielle Gadsden, of Ft. Walton Beach, scored 2nd in Poetry and 5th in Communication Analysis.

Samantha Sementilli of Niceville placed 3rd in Communication Analysis, 5th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and 6th in Persuasive Speaking.

Thomas Wyrick of Destin took 2nd in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking.

In overall rankings, the team was second in the state in debate, third in individual events and third place overall.

In addition, Cecil Scalf, NWFSC Forensics Coach, was voted as the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) 2010 Forensics Coach of the Year by statewide forensics coaches. Scalf has served as NWFSC Forensics Coach since 2007.

For more information about joining the NWFSC Forensics Team and the scholarships available to team members please contact Cecil Scalf, Forensics Coach, at 897-2080 or scalfc@nwfsc.edu (scalfc@nwfsc.edu).


PHOTO: (Pictured L to R) Danielle Gadsden (Ft Walton Beach), Kristen Chavis (Niceville), Thomas Wyrick (Destin), Samantha Sementilli (Niceville), Megan Fontaine (Niceville).

PHOTO: (Pictured L to R) Cecil Scalf (Niceville) receives 2010 Forensics Coach of the Year plaque from Mr. Jeb Blackburn, FCCAA Executive Director.