SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Forensics Team continued its strong season with an impressive fourth place finish at a Newark Catholic Forensic League Tournament at Montville High School last Saturday.   

For the Vikings, sophomore Yvonne Agyapong was first in Declamation, junior Sabrina Mayor placed first in Original Oratory, freshman Casey Arias placed fourth in Declamation, Gabriel Abood and Caitlin Roder finished second in Public Forum Debate, and Arminder Singh placed fifth in Student Congress. 

It was the first time that Mayor has ever placed first in the three years she's done Forensics, and the third time she has broken this year.

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“It’s very exciting,’’ said Mayor, who lives in Edison. “The last two years I did Declamation, but doing Original Oratory for the first time this year is something I enjoy even more because the speech is in my own words. It’s something I wrote myself, so I feel it gives my speech more meaning.’’ 

UC Head Forensics Coach Edward Sagendorf was very happy with how his team performed.

“It was another successful showing for Union Catholic Forensics,’’ said Coach Sagendorf.  This was a crucial meet for those students who are aiming to compete at Nationals.”

The Grand National Tournament will be held Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago.

The Forensics team will be back in action this Saturday when its hosts a Newark Catholic Forensic League Tournament here are Union Catholic at 9:00 a.m. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.