Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1950 fax
MIAMI'S SPEECH TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's forensics team has won the Ohio
state championship for the third consecutive year.
The Ohio Forensics Association combines the results of the state novice
tournament (for first year competitors) with the results of the state varsity
tournament to determine the state champions.
The top schools and the points they received are Miami, 533; Cedarville
College, 447; Ohio State University, 399; Ohio University, 219; and Bowling
Green State University, 191.
Several Miami students won individual honors in the varsity tournament.
Mike Thompson, 3630 Trails End Drive, Medina 44256, won first place in
impromptu speaking, first in extemporaneous speaking, fourth in informative
speaking and sixth in persuasive speaking.
Andy Cleary, 1031 Douglas Drive, Wooster 44691, won first place in rhetorical
criticism, second in impromptu speaking and third in extemporaneous speaking.
Amanda Hickman, 1916 Washington, Xenia 45385, won first place in persuasive
speaking and third in duo interpretation.
Phil Ruth, 2842 Mt. Olive Agosta, New Bloomington 43341, won third place in
both prose interpretation and duo interpretation.
Chris Tenaglia, 1568 Burchwood Drive, Fairborn 45324, won fifth place in
rhetorical criticism and sixth in informative speaking.
Dan Hungerman, 1618 Moreview Drive, Copley 44321, won third place in religious
Laura Batt, 511 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, Ill. 60068, won second place in
religious informative speaking.
"This is an incredible achievement for these students and Miami University,"
Jeff Joiner, team coach, said. "The students have been preparing for this
tournament since August and their hard work has certainly paid off."
The speech team is made up of students from different majors. Miami's team
consistently ranks as one of the best in the United States, and will spend
spring break in London defending its title as 1996 International Champions.