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MAILED: Nov. 19, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Karen Morris, forensics coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, said this year’s forensics team of mostly freshmen and sophomores did very well by taking 10th place at the L.E. Norton Invitational, one of the largest and most competitive forensics tournaments of the season.
         Thirty-one schools from across the nation participated in the tournament held Nov. 9-10 at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and most events were large enough to warrant semi-finals, said Morris. Last year’s UW-Eau Claire team, which included more forensics veterans, took 5th place.
         Individual results were as follows:
         Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took first place in dramatic interpretation and also was a semi-finalist in the poetry competition.
         Senior Ben Schneider, Greendale, took fourth place in duo interpretation, along with freshman Rachel Mayasich, St. Cloud, Minn. Mayasich qualified for the AFA nationals with this performance and Schneider was also a semifinalist in impromptu speaking.
         Junior Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, took sixth place in persuasive speaking and also was a semi-finalist in impromptu speaking.
         Sophomore Christopher Conklin, Green Bay, finished third in novice impromptu speaking in his first tournament of the season.
         Freshman Tara Gillaspie, East Troy, took sixth place in novice impromptu, also in her first season tournament.

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Updated: November 19, 2002