NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Alex Stucky, Bethel College freshman from Moundridge, brought home first place in Extemporaneous Speaking at the Kansas State University-Hastings College swing tournament.
The event was held on the K-State campus in Manhattan Feb. 23-24. Bethel was one of 10 schools competing.
Cory Buchta, senior from Newton, had a third-place finish in After Dinner Speaking, while Stucky took fifth in that event.
Dana Daugharthy, sophomore from Iola, took fourth place in Persuasive Speaking in Saturday’s tournament and third in the same event on Sunday. He also took fifth in Dramatic Interpretation.
Also competing were Shannon Carey, senior from Moundridge, and Heather Robertsen, sophomore from Newton.
Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the highest ranked Kansas college in the national liberal arts category of U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.