GMU Forensics Team

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We threw a "SURVIVOR" themed virtual tournament last weekend, and here is who came out on top!

ADS - Illinois State University Forensics Union
CA - UIC Speech
DI - GMU Forensics Team
DUO - Lewis & Clark Speech and Debate
INFO - Lewis and Clark Brewing Company
EXTEMP- UIC Speech
IMPROMPTU - UIC Speech
PERSUASION - UIC Speech
POI - GMU Forensics Team
POETRY - Cornhusker Speech & Debate
PROSE - Lewis & Clark Speech and Debate

You survived the competition, the virtual setting, and countless other obstacles. Congratulations to all finalists and competitors who joined us for our SURVIVOR edition of Halloween Thing.

See you next year! πŸ”₯
#mondaymotivation The George Mason University, GMU Forensics Team is an intercollegiate speech team. They represent George Mason at regional and national speech competitions in much the same way the Patriot track and basketball teams do. Forensics is public speaking and oral interpretation of literature, with events designed to focus on each of the ways the spoken word can be used to persuade or move an audience.

Our students competed in the 2020 Patriot Games Round Robin and we had some pretty fantastic results:
Congressional Debate:
Elena Martinez (12) - CHAMPION!!! (TOC Bid)
Cyrus Khorassani (9) - 10th Place (TOC Bid)
Kiran Spencer (10) - Semifinals and Carina Wang (10) - Semifinals

Informative Speaking: Rebeca Lopez-Anzures (10) - Semifinals

Congratulations!!!

#lifeatheritage #americanheritageschool #debate
Located just north east of Philadelphia in Bensalem PA, HOly Ghost Prep, with its decades of national and state speech excellence, is in need of teachers of math and of poly sci who have killer Pfd/ld experience. Or just killer IE experience. Or both!
Hey, everybody. Meg Langford here. I write from my partner's account, since Facebook apparently hates me. I was a team member from '75-79. I would love to see some Nationals Pics here! Also, some choice videos of Nats? I have been reaching out. I am so very proud of you all!
Hello GMU forensics team- I would love to know whether there is a summer speech program at the George Mason university in summer 2019. How do I register?

Thanks
I wish you had reunions! I was on the team in 1981-1982 would love to see my former teammates! ❀️ great times

George Mason University Forensics Team! The GMU Forensics Team is an intercollegiate speech team. We represent George Mason at regional and national speech competitions in much the same way the Patriot track and basketball teams do.

Forensics is public speaking and oral interpretation of literature, with events designed to focus on each of the ways the spoken word can be used to persuade or move an audience. GMU Forensics has been the most successful team in George Mason's history, continuously ranking in the national top 35 schools every year since 1975, the top 5 schools each year since 2007, and even garnered the National

Operating as usual

03/23/2022

Registration for in person GMIF 2022 to begin by April 1st!! Come see us in Fairfax!!!

03/17/2022

Happy belated birthday to a very special Pisces and the queen of single scripts πŸ’—πŸ“œ (and also the elected best finder of suits πŸ˜πŸ€΅πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€ΌοΈ) We love you Emily!!!

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Registration for 2021 Patriot Games ends on Wed. 11.24!!! IE, Congress, LD and PF!! Asynch IE prelims, Sat is Debate and Congress Synch Prelims on NSDA Campus. And Sunday is Synch Outrounds for all IE's, Debate and Congress! https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=11816

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10/15/2021
09/27/2021

We will be hosting the 2021 GMU Patriot Games the weekend of December 4th and 5th! We are currently negotiating with the school about being able to remove masks to perform. We will make an announcement October 15th regarding whether it is online or in person. We would love to have you back in Fairfax, but your safety is more important. Thank you for your patience as we talk to university and public health professionals in order to make the most responsible decision we can make regarding the health of all our friends!!

08/24/2021

If you are new to GMU and would like more information about the team, drop us a line below and we will get back to you!! In the meantime, we are wishing everyone a happy and safe return to campus!!!

05/24/2021

George Mason University Forensics Marketplace

We are excited to offer online GMIF this summer from July 11-25!!
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George Mason University Forensics Marketplace

02/27/2021

Click this link http://team.gmuforensics.org/black-excellence-showcase.html to enjoy an asynchronous GMU Forensics Team showcase celebrating Black Excellence!πŸ’šπŸ’› Photos are posted as well as video performances from 5 amazing Black GMU Forensics team members. . . ATTA GOULD, JOSE QUINONES, CHERIACA HUNTLEY, SYDNEY HARDY & STEVEN FRANKLIN!πŸ’šπŸ’›

12/06/2020

THE FIRST ROUND OF SPEECH FINALS ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Congrats to all who made the tough break, and to everyone who competed and made it such an amazing day so far! πŸ’›πŸ’š

Here are your DEC, DI, OO, and POI FINALISTS!!

12/05/2020

πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’š

The first breaks are up for speech events competing at ! Congratulations to ALL who competed! :) schedule and schematics are posted on speechwire.....

Debate rounds are still going strong on zoom!! Keep up the energy everybody! AND GOOD LUCK!

12/05/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to our Round Robin Championsβ€”β€”

ABIGAIL CANALEJO
KAY ROLLINS
TESS SEGAL

πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’š

12/04/2020

The GMU Speech Team would like to send out a *virtual* round of applause for our 2020 Patriot Games Round Robin Finalists!πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’š

09/25/2020

Patriot Games Invite to be released soon on Speechwire. New HYBRID schedule!!

06/24/2020

Congratulations to the 2020 NFA Performers of Distinction, including our very own Daniel Altabet and John Philip Henry!!! We are so proud of these new alumni for their dedication and hard work and can’t wait to watch their outstanding messages and videos!

We are so proud to celebrate the 2020 Performances of Distinction. Please join us in congratulating the following students. tinyurl.com/NFA-POD2020

Performer of Highest Distinction
Saeed Malami (Lafayette College)

NFA-LD Performer of Highest Distinction
Alex Rivera (Western Kentucky University)

Performers of High Distinction
Craig Heyne (Illinois State University)
Brenna Fuhr (Bradley University)
Faith LoPiccolo (Western Kentucky University)
Trijae (Bradley University)

Performers of Distinction
Cassie Edlund (Bradley University)
John Henry (George Mason University)
Chris Mayer (Lafayette College)
Emily Shepardson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

AFTER-DINNER SPEAKING
After-Dinner Speaking Performance of Highest Distinction**
Daniel Altabet (George Mason University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Elizabeth Boone (University of Texas at Austin)
Brenna Fuhr (Bradley University)
Samuel Garcia (University of Texas at Austin)
Faith LoPiccolo (Western Kentucky University)
Saeed Malami (Lafayette College)
Nicole Yang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Kevin Keyawa (California State University-Chico)


DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION
Dramatic Interpretation Performance of Highest Distinction**
Trijae (Bradley University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Danielle Castillo (University of Texas at Austin)
Cassie Edlund (Bradley University)
Craig Heyne (Illinois State University)
Faith LoPiccolo (Western Kentucky University)
Brianna Mier (University of Texas at Austin)
Jadah Morrison (Hastings College)
Emily Shepardson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Jolie Sherman (Illinois State University)
Harry Steffenhagen (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Imani Butts (Ball State University)
Mackenzie Joseph (Ohio University)

DUO INTERPRETATION
Duo Performance of Highest Distinction**
Craig Heyne and Jolie Sherman (Illinois State University)

Performances of Distinction
Cassie Edlund and Josh Beckles (Bradley University)
Emily Shepardson and Dana Athmann (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING
Extemporaneous Speaking Performance of Highest Distinction**
Nader Syed (University of Texas at Austin)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Chris Mayer (Lafayette College)
Andrew Yohanan (Bradley University)

Novice Performances of DistinctionΒ·
Carly Crotty (Belmont University)
Mykayla Kuhn (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING
Impromptu Performance of Highest Distinction**
Andrew Yohanan (Bradley University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
John Henry (George Mason University)
Chris Mayer (Lafayette College)
Nader Syed (University of Texas at Austin)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Carly Crotty (Belmont University)
Mykayla Kuhn (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Allison Schwarz (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)


INFORMATIVE SPEAKING
Informative Speaking Performance of Highest Distinction**
Dinah Chukwu (University of Texas at Austin)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Ben Jensen (University of Utah)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Parker Abrell (Ball State University)
Mackenzie Joseph (Ohio University)

PERSUASION
Persuasion Performance of Highest Distinction**
John Henry (George Mason University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Brenna Fuhr (Bradley University)
Natalie Wellman (Concordia University, Irvine)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Imani Butts (Ball State University)
Allison Schwarz (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

POETRY INTERPRETATION
Poetry Performance of Highest Distinction**
Saeed Malami (Lafayette College)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Elizabeth Boone (University of Texas at Austin)
Brenna Fuhr (Bradley University)
Nathan Navratil (Hastings College)
Trijae (Bradley University)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Andrea Rivera (Lafayette College)

PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION
Program Oral Interpretation Performance of Highest Distinction**
Faith LoPiccolo (Western Kentucky University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Craig Heyne (Illinois State University)
Cassie Edlund (Bradley University)
Briana Mier (University of Texas at Austin)

PROSE INTERPRETATION
Prose Performance of Highest Distinction**
Trijae (Bradley University)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Danielle Castillo (University of Texas at Austin)
Alli Kennon (Hastings College)
Faith LoPiccolo (Western Kentucky University)
Saeed Malami (Lafayette College)
Emily Shepardson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Parker Abrell (Ball State University)

RHETORICAL CRITICISM
Rhetorical Criticism Performance of Highest Distinction**
Saeed Malami (Lafayette College)

Varsity Performances of Distinction
Brenna Fuhr (Bradley University)
John Henry (George Mason University)
Craig Heyne (Illinois State University)
Alli Kennon (Hastings College)
Sabrina Savoie (University of Texas at Austin)

Novice Performances of Distinction
Grace Lach (Ohio University)

NFA-LD DEBATE
NFA-LD Performer of Highest Distinction**
Alex Rivera (Western Kentucky University)

Senior Debates of Distinction:
Zach Thornhill (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) v.
Alex Rivera (Western Kentucky University)*

Ravi Prasad (University of the Pacific) v.
Chris Mayer (Lafayette College)*

Novice Debate of Distinction:
Andrea Rivera (Lafayette College)* v.
Estefany Torres (University of the Pacific)

05/31/2020

GMU Forensics Team

8 minutes; 46 seconds. In forensics, we use that time to explore another’s perspective, traverse an entire emotional journey, and advocate for a safe and just world. But the need for our advocacy extends beyond forensics. Because 8 minutes; 46 seconds cost George Floyd his life. The George Mason University Forensics team knows the critical role this activity can provide in preparing us to advocate for others when the stakes are highest. To do this we offer our space to say what needs to be said, our resources to support those who can accomplish what we cannot, and our strength to help those outside our own community fighting every day to survive.

There are no words that can capture our grief for the Black lives lost due to systemic racism in a country that does not want them to succeed. No words for our rage against excessive brutality targeted towards those who constantly have to struggle to survive. As a community, when words fail, we must be defined by our actions. So we stand in solidarity with those facing anti-Black racism, police brutality, and injustice. The violence is real and pervasive. It comes in the form of racial profiling, medical racism, a school to prison pipeline, economic violence, suppressive language, disproportionate prison sentences, and the numerous ways in which Black futures are stolen and Black lives are lost.

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the thousands of Black Americans, whose names are both known and unknown, have been killed because America has and continues to be a place where racism goes unchecked. None of those black men or women woke up knowing that they would become martyrs for a war they never asked for. So, we cannot β€œreturn to normal”. We need to change the direction of our colleges, our communities, and our country.

GMU Forensics strives to be a safe space for all forms of advocacy and we vow to lend our advocacy, in all its forms, to the fight. Our next 8 minutes are crucial. We have to take that time to listen, read, post, volunteer, fact check, educate, advocate, and challenge those who refuse to recognize their privilege and power. It is time to use our voices to spark change because it only takes 8 minutes; 46 seconds today, tomorrow and every day to fight until everyone has the basic human rights they deserve.

If you are able, like our team, please use these resources to help advance your own advocacy:

Help support protesters by donating to support their legal fees and pay bail across the country by supporting the organizations found through this link. https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

Sign this petition to demand accountability for the murder of George Floyd.
https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

Read the Guidelines and if you are able to donate to Campaign Zero a non-profit organization working on a variety of reforms to protect communities of color from the police. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/solutions#solutionsoverview

communityjusticeexchange.org 05/31/2020

National Bail Fund Network β€” Community Justice Exchange

8 minutes; 46 seconds. In forensics, we use that time to explore another’s perspective, traverse an entire emotional journey, and advocate for a safe and just world. But the need for our advocacy extends beyond forensics. Because 8 minutes; 46 seconds cost George Floyd his life. The George Mason University Forensics team knows the critical role this activity can provide in preparing us to advocate for others when the stakes are highest. To do this we offer our space to say what needs to be said, our resources to support those who can accomplish what we cannot, and our strength to help those outside our own community fighting every day to survive.

There are no words that can capture our grief for the Black lives lost due to systemic racism in a country that does not want them to succeed. No words for our rage against excessive brutality targeted towards those who constantly have to struggle to survive. As a community, when words fail, we must be defined by our actions. So we stand in solidarity with those facing anti-Black racism, police brutality, and injustice. The violence is real and pervasive. It comes in the form of racial profiling, medical racism, a school to prison pipeline, economic violence, suppressive language, disproportionate prison sentences, and the numerous ways in which Black futures are stolen and Black lives are lost.

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the thousands of Black Americans, whose names are both known and unknown, have been killed because America has and continues to be a place where racism goes unchecked. None of those black men or women woke up knowing that they would become martyrs for a war they never asked for. So, we cannot β€œreturn to normal”. We need to change the direction of our colleges, our communities, and our country.

GMU Forensics strives to be a safe space for all forms of advocacy and we vow to lend our advocacy, in all its forms, to the fight. Our next 8 minutes are crucial. We have to take that time to listen, read, post, volunteer, fact check, educate, advocate, and challenge those who refuse to recognize their privilege and power. It is time to use our voices to spark change because it only takes 8 minutes; 46 seconds today, tomorrow and every day to fight until everyone has the basic human rights they deserve.

If you are able, like our team, please use these resources to help advance your own advocacy:

Help support protesters by donating to support their legal fees and pay bail across the country by supporting the organizations found through this link. https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

Sign this petition to demand accountability for the murder of George Floyd.
https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

Read the Guidelines and if you are able to donate to Campaign Zero a non-profit organization working on a variety of reforms to protect communities of color from the police. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/solutions#solutionsoverview

communityjusticeexchange.org The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. We regularly update this listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention.Note that this....

01/30/2020

Happy birthday to our favorite tree, @dosageofsteven 🌳this team would not be the same without your energy and modeling skills! Have the best day!

01/30/2020

The Regular Decision application deadline is Saturday!! Still interested in becoming a Patriot, get those apps in! DM us if you have any questions πŸ’›πŸ’š

01/28/2020

If you don't know, now

We hear you may need some more time to put the finishing touches on your applications, so we've extended the regular decision deadline to February 1, 2020. You have two extra weeks to finish your application! πŸ’šπŸ’›

12/20/2019

Happy Birthday Cordelia!! πŸ’™πŸ’š You’re the goofiest, sweetest, and an absolute SoCal light! @ George Mason University

12/10/2019

Patriot Games 2019 Award Video

Official Patriot Games 2019 Awards Video! Look back at the memories and competition!

Official 2019 Patriot Games Awards and Memories video! I don't own any of the music in this video, it is purely included to document the tournament in a fun ...

12/09/2019

Some of our favorite Patriot Games memories to come!! Here’s a fun warm up from the Extemp draw room! 🐧🌊

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