Accolade: TCC forensics wins big at national-level competition

December 8, 2016

TCC forensics teamTallahassee, Fla. (December 8, 2016) — Tallahassee Community College’s speech and debate program won first place among all two-year schools at the 69th annual L. E. Norton Memorial forensics tournament in Peoria, Illinois.

TCC Forensics also finished in the top 20 among all programs, beating out schools including the University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of California-Berkeley, Eastern Michigan University and University of Minnesota.

Varsity member Alexandria Bergman received third place in Pentathlon, a category that requires a student to compete in five events. Other individual award winners included varsity members Katrina Erwin and William Thies and novice competitors Nathalie Estiverne, Jesselym Gonzalez and Samira Taylor.

A total of 47 colleges and universities attended the tournament, which is widely regarded as the most difficult fall semester competition in the country.

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