Speech History

speech

National Forensics Association

The NFA is a national intercollegiate organization that promotes excellence in speech, focused on individual events, and debate. Every year NFA sponsors the NFA national tournament in addition to various other regional tournaments. The NFA national tournament involves rigorous competition for both individual event speaking and Lincoln-Douglas debate.

NFA Team Championships

NFA Individual Event Champions

  • 1976 Stephen Collie, Rhetorical Criticism
  • 1981 Roland Spies, Prose
  • 1982 Cynthia Rieke, Prose
  • 1982 Cynthia Rieke, Poetry
  • 1982 Brian Marsh, Rhetorical Criticism
  • 1983 John Allen, Poetry
  • 1986 Kathy Kasdorf, Poetry
  • 1987 Theresa Buescher, Informative Speaking
  • 1987 Jan Moreland, Persuasive Speaking
  • 1990 Ed Wisniowski, Impromptu Speaking
  • 1992 Stacy Nekula and Jodi Parks, Duo Interpretation
  • 1993 Robin Silbergleid, Rhetorical Criticism
  • 1993 Jason Berke, Pentathlon
  • 1994 Tom Costigan, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • 1995 Bob Moore, Informative Speaking
  • 1995 Jason Berke, Rhetorical Criticism
  • 1995 La’Mont Vaughn and Jason Berke, Duo Interpretation
  • 1995 Jason Berke, Pentathlon
  • 1996 Mona Dworsack, Informative Speaking
  • 1997 Chris Grove, Persuasive Speaking
  • 1997 Chris Grove, Pentathlon
  • 1998 Grant Ward, Pentathlon
  • 1999 Will Major, Informative Speaking
  • 1999 Nelsan Ellis and Romel Jamison, Duo Interpretation
  • 2000 Will Koch, Informative Speaking
  • 2001 Bryan McCann, Impromptu Speaking
  • 2002 Robb Telfer, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2003 Robb Telfer, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2003 Mike Slefinger, Prose
  • 2004 David Montgomerie, Poetry
  • 2004 Shannon Maney, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2005 Brandon Wood, Rhetorical Criticism
  • 2006 Kyle Schultz, Informative Speaking
  • 2006 Annie Kincade, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2007 Annie Kincade and Katelyn Wood, Duo Interpretation
  • 2009 Michael Norris, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2010 Joe Cozza, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2011 Ryan Cashman, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2012 Ryan Cashman, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2013 Robi Mahan and Mike Tristano, Duo Interpretation

Interstate Oratorical Association

The IOA was formed in 1874 and has held oratory contests every year since that time. It is the oldest and longest running forensic contest in the U.S. Each state holds competitions to determine its’ two qualifiers to the national contest.

Interstate National Qualifiers

  • 1953 Gloria Lewis, 3rd place Women’s Division
  • 1955 Edwin C. Carpenter, 4th place Men’s Division
  • 1964 Len O’Brian
  • 1975 Roger Woodruff, 1st place – National Champion
  • 1980 Julie Goodlick, semi-finalist
  • 1995 Bob Moore, 2nd place
  • 1996 Mona Dworsack, 5th place
  • 1997 Tiffany Post, semi-finalist
  • 2000 Joyce Olsen, 6th place
  • 2001 Joyce Olsen
  • 2009 Mike Spinelli
  • 2011 Breck Jones
  • 2015 Brian Goldfarb

American Forensics Association

The AFA is a national organization that promotes excellence public speaking, individual events, and debate. AFA was founded in 1949 in Chicago by the Association of Directors of Speech Activities. Its purpose was to encourage the development of forensics participation. Today, AFA is an umbrella organization for both speech and debate.

AFA-NIET Team Championships

AFA-NIET Individual Event Champions

  • 1991 Celeste DeVore, Prose
  • 1995 Jason Berke, Poetry
  • 1997 Chris Grove, Impromptu Speaking
  • 2002 Andrew Chamberlain, Poetry
  • 2005 Shannon Maney, Prose
  • 2006 Annie Kincade, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2006 Patrick Carberry, Program Oral Interpretation
  • 2006 Katelyn Wood and Kyle Schultz, Dramatic Duo
  • 2009 Michael Norris, Program Oral Interpretation
  • 2009 Michael Norris, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2010 Angie Dunk, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2011 Ryan Cashman, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2013 Robi Mahan, After Dinner Speaking
  • 2014 Robi Mahan, Dramatic Interpretation
  • 2015 Zachary Hanks and Hananiah Wiggins, Dramatic Duo

AFA-NIET All-Americans

  • 2005 Brandon Wood
  • 2007 Katelyn Wood
  • 2010 Angela Dunk
  • 2011 Allison Seboldt
  • 2014 Joseph Hlavaty and Raegan Larberg

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha

DSR was founded in 1906 as a national honorary fraternity. TKA was founded in 1908. The two organizations merged in August 1963. DSR-TKA is a national organization that aims to promote an interest in and award excellence in forensics and original speaking; and to foster respect for and an appreciation of freedom of speech as a vital element of democracy.

DSR-TKA Team Championships

  • 1987 1st place Team Sweepstakes National Champions
  • 1988 1st place Team Sweepstakes National Champions
  • 1989 1st place Team Sweepstakes National Champions
  • 1990 1st place Team Sweepstakes National Champions
  • 1991 1st place Team Sweepstakes National Champions
  • 1992 2nd place IE Sweepstakes
  • 1993 2nd place IE Sweepstakes

DSR-TKA Individual Event Champions

  • 1987 Greg Sutter, Prose
  • 1989 Katherine Kelly, Informative Speaking
  • 1990 Ed Wisniowski, Impromptu Speaking
  • 1990 Shawna Seaton, Persuasion
  • 1990 Stacy Nekula, Dramatic Interpretation
  • 1990 Tom Zeidler and Celeste DeVore, Duo Interpretation
  • 1991 Tom Zeidler, Dramatic Interpretation
  • 1991 Celeste DeVore and Shawna Seaton, Duo Interpretation
  • 1991 Stacy Nekula, Prose
  • 1991 Stacy Nekula, Poetry
  • 1992 Stacy Nekula, Informative Speaking
  • 1992 Stacy Nekula and Jodi Parks, Duo Interpretation
  • 1993 Patricia Crone, Impromptu Speaking
  • 1993 Stacy Nekula, Prose
  • 1993 Stacy Nekula, Poetry
  • 1993 Stacy Nekula, After Dinner Speaking
  • 1993 Stacy Nekula, Informative Speaking
  • 1993 Stacy Nekula, Persuasion

 

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