FSCC forensics' team member finishes second in nation

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The final tournament for the Greyhound forensics team took place at the Phi Kappa Delta nationals in Kansas City March 17-18.

Phi Kappa Delta is the oldest national tournament in the country and drew more than 60 teams from 27 states.

Fort Scott Community College was one of just a handful of two-year colleges competing at the prestigious event.

The team performed well with Addi Brown again having a marquee tournament.

Brown made semifinals in three of her four events (Dramatic Interp, Poetry, and Prose) and was able to advance her poetry into finals where she ended up as the national runner-up.

Garic Tinsley also separated himself from the pack as he advanced his Prose into quarterfinals before his tournament came to an end.

Also competing for the team was Ryan Ramsey who performed well, coming up just short of advancing his events.

"The fact that these three are all freshman and put together not only the tournament but season they have this year is amazing. Addi has had a year that any four-year senior would be proud to reflect upon. As a team we grew more competitive every tournament and ended on a high note," coach Brian Weilert said by way of wrapping things up.