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Miller qualifies for fourth straight trip to forensics nationals

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has qualified its first forensics competitor for the 2013 national tournament after a weekend at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Oct. 20-21.

Audra Miller, senior from Hesston, will be making her fourth straight appearance at the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament next spring after a first-place finish in After Dinner Speaking on the second day of the Missouri Mule-Dale Carnegie Swing Tournament.

In the first part of the swing, Miller placed second in After Dinner Speaking.

Also on the first day, Marike Stucky, junior from Moundridge, was third in Prose Interpretation; Aaron Rudeen, senior from Osage City, and Julia Miller, senior from Hesston, fourth in Duo Interpretation; and Hank Unruh, junior from Newton, sixth in Extemporaneous Speaking.

On the second day, Stucky took third in Program of Oral Interpretation and sixth in Prose Interpretation, Rudeen and J. Miller fourth in Duo Interpretation, and Unruh fifth in Persuasive Speaking.

Hannah Brinker, freshman from Shawnee, also competed both days.

Bethel was one of 14 schools taking part in Parts I and II of the swing tournament.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2012-13 analysis of premier colleges and universities in the United States and ranks in the top five “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2012-13. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see


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