|Posted by pennforensics on November 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM|
A successful weekend for the Penn Speech and Debate team as they travelled to Seton Hall, New Jersey for their first two competitions. Despite the dreary weather and incoming Frankenstorm, the team kept their spirits high and battled hard against six other colleges.
On Saturday at the Seton Hall tournament, Penn earned 5th in Team Sweepstakes with 2nd in Impromptu Sales (Hyun-Soo Lim), 3rd in Impromptu (Lucy Liu), 4th in Impromptu (JiLon Li), 4th in Duo Interpretation (Bethany Cam and JiLon Li), and 5th in Impromptu Sales (Lucy Liu). After many hours of eloquent speaking, the team ended the day with Wendy’s and Chinese food before crashing at the local Ramada hotel.
On Sunday at the SNAFU tournament, Penn also earned 5th in Team Sweepstakes with 2nd in After Dinner Speaking (JiLon Li), 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking (Lucy Liu), 5th in Dramatic Interpretation (Michelle Riband), 5th in Duo Interpretation (Bethany Cam and JiLon Li), and 6th in Prose Interpretation (Michelle Riband). This concluded the end of a long, tiring, yet rewarding weekend where Penn won a sweepstakes award for the first time in years. And no better way to celebrate than with mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, and chicken at a family-style Boston Market dinner.
All in all, an exciting weekend where the Penn team stood their ground and proved that they were an up and coming force in the collegiate Speech and Debate world.