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Bethel College forensic teams score high

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Members of the Bethel College forensics team have competed in recent tournaments. The first was held in Kirksville, Mo., during the weekend of Sept. 27-29. Sam Schrag, junior from Wichita, placed first in rhetorical criticism. The team of Chris Graber, senior from Newton, and Schrag, were semi-finalists in parliamentary debate. Jami Reeves, freshman from Hutchinson and Rachel Voth, freshman from Topeka, were quarterfinalists in parliamentary debate.

The second tournament was held at Kansas State University in Manhattan on Oct. 5. Graber placed sixth in prose. James Regier, senior from Haven, placed seventh in after dinner speaking. Graber and Eric Stucky, sophomore from Moundridge, placed third in duo interpretation.

The third competition was held at Hutchinson Community College on Oct. 20, where Bethel College ranked third in overall sweepstakes. Graber placed fourth in oral interpretation and second in prose. Stucky placed second in informative speaking. Jeremy Schrag, junior from Moundridge, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking. Kim George, junior from Parsons, placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking. Graber and Eric Stucky, sophomore from Moundridge, placed first in duo interpretation. Aziza Hasan, senior from Halstead, and Schrag, placed fifth in duo interpretation. Eric Stucky placed fourth in after dinner speaking.

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