Saeed Malami ’20 was named the top performer (Performer of Highest Distinction) in the National Forensics Association’s Performance of Distinction competition for Seniors.  Seniors were asked to submit recordings of four of their very best performances of the year for consideration by committees of coaches.  Saeed was a performer of distinction in ALL FOUR of his events.  He was awarded with Performer of Distinction recognition for his After-Dinner Speaking and Prose Interpretation Performances.  He was also awarded with the Performance of Highest Distinction in BOTH Poetry and Rhetorical Criticism.

In addition to Saeed, Chris Mayer ’20 was also named a Performer of Distinction for his performances in Extemp, Impromptu, and NFA-LD debate.  Andrea Rivera ’23 won Novice Performance of Distinction honors in Poetry and Lincoln Douglas Debate.

For more information, see the article on Lafayette Today:

Saeed Malami ‘20 tops all competitors at national forensics championship