Two members of the Hastings College Forensics team traveled to Santa Ana, California, for the National Forensics Association (NFA) National Tournament April 18-22 and brought back a championship for the team in the Presidents III Division and a national title in Prose Interpretation.
This is the second year in a row the team brought home a championship from the NFA National Tournament — and follows the team’s 9th place finish at this year’s American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET).
The duo who traveled to Santa Ana were senior Carly-Spotts Falzone and junior Alli Kennon. Spotts-Falzone got 11th in Individual Sweepstakes and Kennon won a national title in Prose Interpretation. The two broke 9 of their 10 events to out-rounds.
The breaks to out-rounds are below.
- Alli Kennon, a junior from Lakeville, Minnesota, made it to octa-finals in Dramatic Interpretation, quarter-finals in Communication Analysis and Duo with Spotts-Falzone, and got 1st in Prose Interpretation.
- Carly Spotts-Falzone, a senior from Wayzata, Minnesota, made it to octa-finals in Prose Interpretation, quarter-finals in Dramatic Interpretation and Duo with Kennon, and semi-finals in Program Oral Interpretation, Informative Speaking and Poetry.
The Hastings College forensics team continues a long-running tradition of national competitive success, placing in the top 20 at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) for many of the past ten years. Hastings College placed 9th at AFA-NIET 2019.
Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.