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Bethel College forensics earns awards in Missouri

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KIRKSVILLE, MO. -- At their first tournament of the 2005-06 season, the Bethel College forensics squad brought home four awards. The team participated in three days of competition at Truman State University, Sept. 23-25. Seven squad members attended the tournament and competed against teams from 22 other colleges and universities at the Show Me Swing Tournament.

In the parliamentary debate competition, Lindsey Miller, senior from Haven, and Robert Weaver, junior from Wichita, advanced into quarterfinals after achieving a five-win, one-loss record in preliminary rounds and a win in octafinals. They received quarterfinalist awards.

During the first half of the swing tournament, Justin Shook, junior from Lyons, placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking and sixth in communication analysis.

On the second day of individual events competition, Miller placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking and Shook placed seventh in extemporaneous speaking.

Also competing for the squad were juniors Bethany McElhiney of Wichita and Kristin Watson-Drennen of Lyons and sophomores Shannon Carey of Moundridge and Peter Miller of Haven.

The Threshers’ next project will be to host the Sunflower/Sooner Swing on the Bethel campus, Oct. 14-16.

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