COD Forensics Novice Team Finishes Second at 2018 Novice National Championships
By Jordyn Holliday
The College of DuPage Forensics Novice Team took second place in both the Division I Sweepstakes and Open Sweepstakes at the 2018 Novice National Championship Tournament at Suffolk University in Boston in March.
Individual winners include Amy Ayyad (Naperville), fifth place in Informative Speaking; Max Campbell (Villa Park), second place in Informative Speaking and fifth place in Speech to Entertain; Djimon Lewis (Bolingbrook), first place in Poetry Interpretation, second place in Program Oral Interpretation, fourth place in Slam Poetry and fifth place in Individual Speaker Awards; Gavin McDonnell (Naperville), fifth place in Dramatic Interpretation and sixth place in Speech to Entertain; Kelsey Peters (Glen Ellyn), first place in Communication Analysis; Paola Ramos (Warrenville), fifth place in Poetry Interpretation; and Alexandra Weston (Glen Ellyn), sixth place in Poetry Interpretation. Umme Mandviwala (Naperville) also competed with the team.
The team was led by coaches Kacy Stevens and Brandon Wood.
Pictured: (Bottom row, from left) Kelsey Peters, Amy Ayyad, Umme Mandviwala; (middle row, from left) Paola Ramos, Alexandra Weston, Gavin McDonnell; (top row, from left) Max Campbell, Djimon Lewis
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