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Two Students Qualify for National Forensics Tournament

Four University students won medals at the two virtual, collegiate forensic tournaments hosted by Cornell University in November, including two students who qualified to attend the American Forensic Association’s National Tournament this spring.

Scranton was among 10 colleges participating in Cornell University’s B.R.A.I.N. Tournament, which was held in a virtual format on Nov. 7. Scranton students Abigail Buck, a senior biology major from Washingtonville New York, and Juliet Baldassarri, a senior occupational therapy major from Baldwin, New York, won fifth place in Dramatic Duo Interpretation. 

At the District 7 Fall Qualifier Forensic Tournament, hosted virtually on Nov. 8 by Cornell University, Caitlin Connallon, a sophomore communication major from Cranston, Rhode Island, was awarded second place in Program of Interpretation. Emma Barber, a sophomore women’s and gender studies from Chatham, New Jersey, was awarded fourth place in After Dinner Speaking. Both Connallon and Barber qualified to attend the American Forensic Association’s National Tournament, which will be held virtually April 2-4, 2021.

The students competed as part of The University of Scranton Speech and Debate Team, a co-curricular student organization.

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