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Forensics qualifies three more for nationals

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College forensics qualified three more team members for national competition at the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), to be held April 4-7 at the University of Texas in Austin.

The District 3 Tournament (individual events only) was held March 7-8 on the campus of the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Bethel was one of 10 schools competing.

Dana Daugharthy, sophomore from Iola, placed first in Interpretation of Prose. Cory Buchta, senior from Newton, placed first in After Dinner Speaking. These finishes qualified both for nationals in their respective events.

In addition, Alex Stucky, freshman from Moundridge, had a third-place finish in Extemporaneous Speaking, which qualifies him for nationals in that event.

Following the District 3 Tournament, Daugharthy and Lewis Kosjer, sophomore from Udall, are positioned as first alternates to AFA-NIET in Duo Interpretation.

Shannon Carey, senior from Moundridge, placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking.

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

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