Wednesday, September 8, 2010

'Toast' Was a Success!

After a bit of a Labor Day weekend hiatus, I thought I should finally post some pictures from the 'Toast to the Team' Reception that happened last Tuesday at the Richland Country Club. The event was a huge success and a really great time as well. There are so many people to thank for supporting Tennessee State University Forensics and helping make the event possible. I can't quite thank everyone here, but I must mention our chair, Roscoe Orman and our hosts Dr. T.B. and Mrs. Yvette Boyd. Their energy and time were imperative to the success of this event, and without them, it could not have happened.

Thanks to all who attended, and a very special thank you to everyone who worked to put the event together through planning, silent auction item donation, or reading in our 'literature haven'. Because of your support, the students on our team will be afforded greater travel opportunities this year.

Now, on to some pictures!

The team meets U.S. Representative Jim Cooper

The team performs 'An Ode to Poetry'
(from l-r: Byron Harvey, Terra Strong, Wilbert Taylor, Kelli Volk, Andrea Durham, Maximilian Cole, Lanial Madden, Veronica James, Chanel Lake)

Guests applauding the team after their performance

Event Chair Roscoe Orman socializes with TSU Arts & Sciences Dean, Dr. Gloria Johnson, and TSU First Lady, Dr. Marcy Johnson

A few of the team members strike a pose
(from l-r: Byron Harvey, Kelli Volk, Chanel Lake, Lanial Madden, Veronica James)

TSU President Dr. Melvin Johnson and one of our event guests.

The team poses with Roscoe Orman
(back row, l-r: Coach Jerome Davis, Chanel Lake, Byron Harvey, Maximilian Cole, Kelli Volk, Wilbert Taylor, Roscoe Orman, Terra Strong, Andrea Durham, Veronica James, Coach Ben Unanaowo; front row, l-r: Derrick Johnson, Lanial Madden)

In other news, we are now focusing on getting events ready for the first tournament of the season-hosted by TSU on September 17-19. We are looking for judges for the event, so spread the word!

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