Marietta College’s forensics team recently finished third in Sweepstakes in a competition held at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., on Feb. 9.
Leading Marietta were two first-place finishes by Celia Brockway and one first-place finish by Heather Boomer. Brockway finished first in both persuasive speaking and after-dinner speaking, in addition to two third-place finishes in informative speaking and dramatic interpretation. Boomer finished first in the religious informative category, a category not offered at other competitions.
In all, Marietta won 15 awards including the third-place sweepstakes prize. Other Marietta finishers included: Scott Burnham with a third-place finish in duo interpretation, a fourth-place finish in religious informative and two fifth-place awards in informative speaking and impromptu speaking; Carly Wesemeyer with a fifth-place finish in religious informative; Ryan Ellis with a sixth-place finish in religious informative and a fourth-place finish in after-dinner speaking; Tim Kemble with a third-place prize in extemporaneous speaking; and Megan Patsch with a third-place finish in duo interpretation.
Marietta competed against eight other teams — Alderson-Broaddus College, Bridgewater College, Geneva College, Malone College, Ohio Valley University, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Robert Morris College, and West Virginia University-Parkersburg.