Merci Paris!

Mason Forensics earns a top-two world placement for seventh consecutive year

Merci Paris!
Forensics seniors in Paris, France. Back Row: Jenny Questell, Jon Tyree, Colby Hankey (captain), Zach Einstein (captain). Front Row: Sachi Barstein, Amelia Martin, Alie Murru
The Mason Forensics Team just returned from the 24th Annual International Forensics Association Tournament in Paris, France. Twenty nine team members attended the tournament which took place March 17-18. Thirty one performances advanced to elimination rounds. Out of those entries, 18 made the international final rounds. Mason placed second overall solidifying a top-two placement internationally for the seventh year in a row. 

International Champions

Zack Dittami: International Champion, Communication Analysis
Amelia Martin and Nathan Leys: International Champions, Parliamentary Debate

International Finalists 

Landry Ayres, 2nd Persuasive Speaking
Ian Birdwell, 6th Communication Analysis
Bria Woodyard, 5th Poetry Interpretation
Kathryn Zamorski, 6th Poetry Interpretation
Tyler Watkins, 3rd After-Dinner Speaking
Michelle Bennett and Colby Hankey, 4th Duo Interpretation
Tanner Terrell and Emma Bleker, 5th Duo Interpretation
Steven Perlamuter and Alie Murru, 7th Duo Interpretation 

Sean Cummings, 2nd Dramatic Interpretation
Tanner Terrell, 4th Dramatic Interpretation
Steven Perlamuter, 5th Dramatic Interpretation
Zach Eisenstein, 6th Dramatic Interpretation
Michelle Bennett, 2nd Program Oral Interpretation
Sean Cummings, 4th Program Oral Interpretation
Jon Tyree, 5th Program Oral Interpretation
Molly Hoke, 7th Program Oral Interpretation

International Semifinalists

Impromptu Speaking, Pablo Ramirez and Amelia Martin
Informative Speaking, Amelia Martin and Ian Birdwell
Prose Interpretation, Landry Ayres, Steven Perlamuter and Zack Dittami
Persuasive Speaking, Sachi Barstein, Desirae Luna and Rachel Hanon
Poetry Interpretation, Colby Hankey and Zach Eisenstein
After-Dinner Speaking, Jon Tyree

The Mason Forensics Team in Paris, France during the 24th Annual International
Forensics Association Tournament