NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Competing against 11 other schools Oct. 25, Bethel College forensics team members earned a fourth-place finish in team sweepstakes.
The Threshers participated in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swing Tournaments hosted by Kansas City (Kan.) Community College and West Texas A&M University Oct. 24-25 on the KCKCC campus.
In the KCKCC Tournament, Julia Huxman, sophomore from Wichita, was 2nd in Persuasive Speaking while Sarah Unruh, sophomore from Raytown, Mo., took 4th in the same event. Julia Miller, freshman from Hesston, was 3rd in Programmed Oral Interpretation and Sarah Pohl, sophomore from Moundridge, was 4th in Prose Interpretation.
On Oct. 25, in the WTAMU Tournament, Miller again took 3rd in Oral Interpretation. Unruh was 5th in Persuasive Speaking and 7th in Informative Speaking. Bethel was one of eight schools in that tournament.
Audra Miller, freshman from Hesston, also competed for the Threshers.
Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2009 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.