NOVA Forensics Captures Top Awards

NOVA Forensics Captures Top Awards

NOVA Forensics Captures Top Awards
Professor Saleha Bholat (assistant coach), Brigitte Chavez (student), Cass Beem (student), Steven Ballentine (student), Natheneil Gorems (student), Roma Diseati (student), Aslihan Imamoglu (student), Dr. Nathan Carter (Forensics Team director). Not pictured: Professor Kush Jenkins (assistant coach), Nick Lomidze (student), Sohnia Ndoye (student), Catt Christian (student) and Nabonita Dey (student).

Members of the nationally-ranked NOVA Forensics Team recently competed on their home turf against 12 other colleges and universities in an exciting speech and competitive literature performance tournament.

The Richard Ernst/Jean Braden Invitational and the American Forensics Association District Seven Qualifier tournament occurred on the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building on March 4 to 6.

In addition to the NOVA Forensics Team, the dynamic tournaments drew competition from other top-tier programs such as George Mason University, Cornell University, James Madison University and Saint Joseph’s University, just to name a few.

At the tournament, NOVA took home several awards in Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation and After Dinner Speaking adding to the many awards already accrued this season.

The local tournament marked the end of the regular season for the team as next month, select members will travel to Los Angeles to compete at nationals and determine the top community college student performers in their respective events.

In total, the NOVA Forensics Team has already surpassed the amount of awards won compared to last year’s exciting season. The NOVA Forensics Team is directed by Dr. Nathan Carter, Communication Studies and Theatre associate professor.

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