Team Awards

2016 Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament

MCC Forensics student award recipients at the Phi Rho Tournament

MCC Forensics won its first team award in six years at the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Tournament 2016 hosted by Irvine Valley Community College in Costa Mesa, CA.

  • Individual Events Team Sweepstakes – Silver
  • Overall Team Sweepstakes – Bronze

Individual awards included

  • Gold: Duo Interpretation – Adrian Nuno and Andrew Nuno
  • Bronze: Persuasive Speaking – Melissa Henry; Informative Speaking – Melissa Henry; Dramatic Interpretation – Julia Noack; Prose Interpretation – Dylan Eddy

Also competing was Liz Sullivan, team captain.

2015

Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament

MCC Forensics student award recipients at the Phi Rho Region Tournament

Back row, from left: Jaqueesha Monique, Hayley Flores Jasmine Brown, Brianna McDevitt, Casey Slade, Liz Sullivan, Front row, from left: Lucas Hayden, Tom Vanichachiva.

  • Gold Awards:
    • Jaqueesha Jacobs - Dramatic Interpretation
    • Hayley Flores - Duo
    • Liz Sullivan - Informative
    • Lucas Hayden - Duo
  • Silver Awards:

    2013

    • National:
      • Bronze:
        • Devin Lasker and Greg Waldyn - Dramatic Duo Interpretation
        • Devin Lasker - Dramatic Interpretation
    • Regional:
      • Silver: Bob Gibbons - Impromptu Speaking
    • State: 1st Place - Readers Theatre
      • Dramatic Duo Interpretation
        • 6th Place - Devin Lasker and Greg Waldyn

    2012

    • Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament, March 16:
      • Gold Awards:
        • Jay Jacobs - Dramatic Interpretation
        • Richard Singletary - Extemporaneous Speaking
      • Silver Awards:
        • John Cox - Dramatic Interpretation
        • Parliamentary Debate Team of Richard Singletary and Bob Gibbons
      • Bronze Awards:
        • Devin Lasker - Prose Interpretation
        • Elino Pucci - Dramatic Interpretation
        • Dramatic Duo Interpretation Team of Elino Pucci and Jake Seelye
    • Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA) State Tournament, March 2 and 3
      • First Place, ensemble event, Interpreters Theatre
      • Dramatic Duo Interpretation
        • 1st Place - John Cox and Lauren Murphy
        • 3rd Place - Jay Jacobs and Johanna Klay
        • 5th Place - Saida Jimenez and Devin Lasker
      • Dramatic Interpretation
        • 1st Place - Jay Jacobs
        • 7th Place - Elino Pucci
      • Extemporaneous Speaking
        • 4th Place - Richard Singletary
      • Impromptu Speaking
        • 5th Place - Richard Singletary
    • 2012 College of DuPage Frank-ly Speaking invitational tournament:
      • Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking
        •  4th Place - Richard Singletary
        •  6th Place - Bob Gibbons
      • Varsity Dramatic Duo Interpretation
        • 3rd Place Johanna Klay and Jay Jacobs
      • Novice Dramatic Interpretation
        • 4th Place - John Cox

    2011

    • Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Greenwich, CT:
      • Gold Awards:
        • Steve Guardi - Prose Interpretation
      • Bronze Awards:
        • Steve Guardi and Jeffrey Vitale - Dramatic Duo Interpretation
        • Jeffrey Vitale - Program Oral Interpretation
    • Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament, March 18 and 19:
      • Bronze Award for Team Sweepstakes
      • Gold Awards:
        • Steve Guardi - Prose Interpretation
        • Steve Guardi and Jeffrey Vitale - Duo Interpretation
        • Rosemary Palczynski - Program Oral Interpretation
      • Silver Award:
        • Jeffrey Vitale - Program Oral Interpretation
      • Bronze Awards:
        • Aliena Rogers - Program Oral Interpretation
        • Jessica Benson - Poetry Interpretation
    • 5th at the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA) State Tournament, March 4 and 5:
      • MCC students placed in two Open Finals: 6th Place Duo Interpretation - Steve Guardi and Jeffrey Vitale and Steve Guardi placed 5th in Prose Interpretation.
      • 6 MCC students made the Community College Finals:
        • Poetry Interpretation, 2nd Place - A. J. Valentine and 6th Place - Jeffrey Vitale
        • Prose Interpretation, 4th Place - Kat Stemple
        • Program Oral Interpretation, 5th place - Rosemary Palczynski and 6th Place - Lauren Murphy
        • Dramatic Interpretation, 6th Place - Antonio Clinton
      • Both MCC debaters were recognized in Parliamentary Debate for Individual Speaker Awards: 4th Place Speaker - Carl Mohr and 6th Place Speaker - Richard Singletary.
    • 2011 College of DuPage Frank-ly Speaking invitational tournament: Team captain Kat Stemple took first place and Steve Guardi of Johnsburg placed second in prose interpretation.

2010

  • Phi Rho Pi national tournament, New Orleans April, 2010
    • Bronze Award for Overall Team Sweepstakes and Individual Events Sweepstakes resulting in an overall 5th place ranking
  • Phi Rho Pi Region IV March, 2010
    • Silver Award for Overall Team Sweepstakes and Individual Events Sweepstakes
  • Illinois Inter-Collegiate Forensics Association Team Sweepstakes, East Peoria
    • 3rd place Team Sweepstakes

2009

  • Lauryn Lugo won a Gold Award for Dramatic Interpretation; Joe Cusumano and Katie Klein each won a Bronze Award for Informative Speaking.
  • Winners of the bronze award as a team for Individual Events Team Sweepstakes are: Joe Cusumano, Branden Dunlap, Katie Klein, Lauryn Lugo, Mike Tarchenski, and Alex Peters.

2007

  • Silver medal for Individual Event Team Sweepstakes
  • Silver medal for Overall Team Sweepstakes (which included team events like debate and readers theatre)