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Forensics Team is State Champ
By Molly Exner
UW-RF News Bureau
FEB. 25, 2005--The UW-River Falls Forensics Team has captured the state
championship in duo interpretation and placed fourth as a team on Feb.
19 at the College State Forensics Tournament at Ripon College in Ripon,
Renee Schott, a senior from Greenleaf, Wis., who is majoring in pre-vet
animal science, and Adam Helbach, a junior from Brule, Wis., who has a
double major in English and speech education, combining their talents
in duo interpretation as the new state champions.
Schott also placed third in three categories: oratory with a speech on
problems associated with the Food and Drug Administration, informative
speaking with a speech on the 50th Anniversary of the polio vaccine and
rhetorical criticism with a speech on the new politically correct Bible.
Kathy Olsen, director of forensics and instructor of speech communications
and theatre arts at UW-RF, said it's unusual and extremely hard for a
student to make it to the statewide final rounds in all four events.
Helbach placed third in dramatic interpretation with a cutting from "Clap
Trap." He also competed in program oral interpretation with a program
Melissa Lutes, a sophomore from Apple Valley, Minn., a pre-professional
major, placed fourth in program oral interpretation with a program on
students falling through the cracks in public schools.
Kelly Aherns, a sophomore from New Richmond, Wis., who is majoring in
English, competed in oratory with a speech on stem cell research and after-dinner
speaking. Ahrens, the newest member, joined the team in early February.
In team competition, UW-Eau Claire took first place, Ripon College placed
second and UW-Madison placed third.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:20 Central Daylight Time