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Bethel College forensics team competes in recent tourneys

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- The Bethel College forensics squad has attended three tournaments in recent weeks. Results for the tournament at Longview Community College Oct. 26 and 27 were Aziza Hasan, senior from Halstead, fifth in prose; Eric Stucky, sophomore from Moundridge, third and fifth in after dinner speaking; Chris Graber, senior from Newton, two fourth places in programmed oral interpretation; and David Stucky, sophomore from Moundridge, fifth in both informative speaking and impromptu speaking. On Nov. 9 the team attended the Midland Peacemaker Tournament in Fremont, Neb. Jeremy Schrag, junior from Moundridge, placed first in extemporaneous speaking; Hasan placed second in prose; Sam Schrag, junior from Wichita, placed second in impromptu speaking; Graber placed sixth in programmed oral interpretation; and Jami Reeves, freshman from Buhler, placed seventh in musical lyrics.

On Nov. 15-17 the team attended a tournament at Washburn University in Topeka. Sam Schrag placed first in communication analysis and third in impromptu speaking. Graber placed second in both programmed oral interpretation and prose interpretation and was ranked sixth in parliamentary debate. Graber and Schrag were semi-finalists in parliamentary debate. Rachel Voth, freshman from Topeka, placed third in persuasion.

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