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The Berry College Forensics Union has an impressive legacy of success at the state and national level, but senior Kim Treese (pictured) pushed the bar even higher in March by winning two events at the International Forensic Association Championship Tournament in Antwerp, Belgium. Treese, who journeyed to Belgium in the midst of her study-abroad experience in Spain, placed first in communication analysis and also won the “Tour of Antwerp” experimental event judged by the mayor of the host city. Read more.

Closer to home, Berry speakers shined in the 31st annual Novice National Forensic Tournament, finishing fifth overall in a field of 24 colleges and universities. Highlights for the host team included a 1-2 finish in readers’ theater and a runner-up showing in after-dinner speaking.

Other impressive achievements by Berry students this semester include a pair of Position Paper Awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, as well as a second-place finish among a number of much larger universities at the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon.

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Regardless of the venue or level of competition, Berry students continue to bring home the hardware! Here’s a quick glimpse of what some of them have been up to this spring:

Soprano Amanda Guidi (pictured) won the Undergraduate Vocal Category of the Atlanta Music Club Competition, earning a scholarship for her efforts. This summer, she’ll be in Florence, Italy, pursuing advanced vocal and operatic study with Metropolitan Opera singers Sally Wolf and Benita Valente.

Freshman Jamie Bingham earned a national championship in persuasive speaking to help pace a sixth-place team finish for Berry in the Novice National Forensic Tournament.

Senior Reid Popple, a midfielder in men’s soccer and president of Athletes Bettering the Community, was one of six finalists for the Male Amateur Athlete Role Model of the Year award sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The women’s softball team ended its third season of competition with a best-ever 25-11 record.

Sophomore runner Ryan James claimed victory in Nashville’s Country Music Marathon.

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