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Freshmen do well at Tulsa forensics tournament

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two of Bethel College’s freshman forensics squad members had a good weekend in Tulsa.

The Threshers competed in the Green Country Swing, co-hosted by Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, and Tulsa Community College on the TCC campus, Nov. 15-16.

Freshmen Kaitlyn Scribner, Delia, and Shaelyn Atwood, Sabetha, racked up two second-place finishes apiece, on both Day 1 and Day 2 of the swing. Scribner’s event was Persuasive Speaking and Atwood’s Communication Analysis.

On Day 2, sophomore Clinton Unruh, Newton, finished 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Also contributing points on both days was Cameron Ponce, sophomore from Elkhart, Indiana.

Bethel was one of 19 schools competing on both days of the tournament.

Bethel forensics head coach is Mallory Marsh, with assistance from Gail Stucky, co-director of libraries.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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