NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College forensics squad came home with ten awards after two days of competition at Doane College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nov. 20 and 21. The Bethel squad was made up of 11 students, who competed against teams from 13 other colleges and universities during the course of the Doane Nut/UN Go Nuts Swing.
In Doane’s half of the swing, junior Lindsey Miller, Haven, placed second in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in dramatic interpretation. Sophomore Justin Shook, Lyons, earned fifth place in extemporaneous speaking and was awarded a "next out" award in after dinner speaking.
Freshman Shannon Carey, Moundridge, won fifth place as well as the top novice award in impromptu speaking, and Robert Weaver, sophomore from Wichita, placed fourth in communication analysis.
On the second day of competition at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Eric Stucky, senior from Moundridge, placed fourth in prose after advancing from an extremely competitive semi-final round. Weaver earned sixth in impromptu speaking.
In addition, director of forensics and professor of communication arts John McCabe-Juhnke earned an award for being the best judge at the tournament.
Also in attendance were freshmen Veronica Mosqueda, Newton, Cory Buchta, Newton, and Peter Miller, Haven; sophomores Bethany McElhiney, Wichita, and Shawn Rath, Moundridge; and senior Lindsey Bannon, Douglass.
The Threshers will end their fall semester travel at Cameron University on Dec. 3 and 4 in Lawton, Okla.