Forensics Union Members Earn Multiple Honors at Nebraska Double-Up Tournaments

The success of the Truman Forensics Union continues, as members of the team captured four individual awards at the Nebraska Double-Up tournament, Oct. 20-22 in Omaha, Neb. The tournament was a collection of two tournaments hosted by Concordia University (Neb.) and Creighton University (Neb.), with competition taking place on the campus of Creighton University.

In individual events, Cara Hurst, a senior English major from St. Louis, took third in dramatic interpretation and fourth in prose interpretation at the Creighton University tournament. Matt Macari, a freshman computer science major from Peoria, Ill., placed fifth in informative speaking at the Concordia University tournament, accompanied by Dylan Rothermel, a junior economics major from Homewood, Ill., who placed sixth in extemporaneous speaking.

In parliamentary debate, the team of Sara Archer, a senior accounting major from Riverside, Mo., and Keith Schnakenberg, a senior political science major from Buffalo, Mo., reached the octafinal (“Sweet Sixteen”) round after amassing a 5-1 preliminary round record. Mike Ito, a freshman political science major from Kansas City, Mo., was eighth among ranked speakers in the junior varsity division of parliamentary debate.
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