The BSU Forensic Team placed second overall at the 34th annual Suffolk University Intercollegiate Forensic Tournament. The team was up against competition from the likes of the University of Maine, Emerson College, St. Anselm College, Ithaca College, Plymouth State University, Suffolk University, and Lafayette College. In addition to the team victory, Jessica Krautz earned second place in persuasive speaking and third in informative speaking, while Shannon Lynch pulled second in informative speaking. Other members of the second-place team were Hillary Howarth and Mike Niccoll. In their first competition of the season, Ms. Krautz and Ms. Lynch qualified for nationals to be held next spring. The team will attend its second tournament at St. Anselm College on November 3.