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Huxman is second Bethel student to qualify for 2009 forensics nationals

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has qualified a second student for the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET), to be held next April at the University of Akron.

Julia Huxman, freshman from Wichita, finished 3rd in Persuasive Speaking at the University of Nebraska-Go Nuts Forensics Tournament Sunday, Nov 16. That coupled with a 1st and 3rd in the same event in two previous tournaments qualified her for AFA-NIET.

Huxman also took 5th in Persuasive Speaking Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Doane Nut Forensics Tournament.

Bethel competed against 10 other schools in the Doane Nut Tournament and 12 other schools in the UN-Go Nuts Tournament, both held on the campus of Doane College, Crete, Neb.

Other Bethel students competing were Nicole Eaton, freshman from Dodge City; Christopher Eitzen, sophomore from Xalapa, Mexico; Kyvie Lahman, freshman from Minneola; Joshua Powell, junior from Basehor; Brian Skinner, freshman from Clay Center; and freshman Sarah Unruh.

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 only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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