LAWTON, OKLA. - The Bethel College forensics team earned seven awards after two days of competition at Cameron University, Dec. 3-4. Ten squad members competed in the Cameron University Holiday tournament against teams from 21 other colleges and universities, and placed fourth in individual events sweepstakes.
Lindsey Miller, junior from Haven, placed first in informative speaking, third in dramatic interpretation, and earned a third place speaker award in parliamentary debate out of 52 total speakers.
Eric Stucky, senior from Moundridge, placed fifth in dramatic interpretation and advanced into semifinals in prose interpretation. Another student from Moundridge, freshman Jonathan Nathan, placed third in extemporaneous speaking.
Robert Weaver, sophomore from Wichita, placed second in communication analysis and advanced to semifinals in impromptu speaking. Cory Buchta, freshman from Newton, also advanced to impromptu speaking semifinals.
Freshmen Shannon Carey, Moundridge, Peter Miller, Haven, and Veronica Mosqueda, Newton, and sophomores Shawn Rath, Moundridge, and Justin Shook, Lyons, also competed.
The Thresher squad’s next tournament will be in the spring semester.