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Forensics team keeps national streak alive

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Following competition this weekend at the University of Central Missouri, the Bethel College forensics team qualified two students in a total of seven events for the 40th AFA-NIET, keeping Bethel’s national qualifying streak alive.

Senior Jacob Miller, Westmoreland, qualified Impromptu Speaking, Communication Analysis, Program Oral Interpretation, and After Dinner Speaking

Sophomore Emily Kondziola, North Newton, qualified Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking

This year’s AFA-NIET will be hosted at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, April 1-3.

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