Speech and Debate Champions


The Truman delegation earned multiple honors during the Missouri Speech and Debate State Championships, Feb 12-13. Kevin Minch, associate provost, also received the Forensics Community Service Award for his service to the speech and debate community. For more information about the Truman Forensics Union contact Craig Hennigan, director of forensics, at chennigan@truman.edu

NPDA Parli Debate
Ella Schnake
and Alicia Stout
Novice Missouri State Champions

Elijah Baum and Macy Cecil
Open NPDA Semifinalists

Ella Schnake
Second Novice Speaker

Alicia Stout
First Novice Speaker

Jackson Elder
Sixth Open Speaker

Cami Smith
Fifth Open Speaker

Elijah Baum

Novice Finalist

Elijah Baum
Second Novice Speaker

Cami Smith
Open Quarterfinalist

Alicia Stout
Open Semifinalist

Cami Smith
Third Open Speaker

Individual Events
Audrey Baker

First Place - Original Oratory
She will now compete nationally at the Interstate Oratory Contest.

Jackson Elder
First Place and Missouri State Champion - Extemporaneous Speaking

Megan Ford
Top Novice and Fifth Place - Communication Analysis
Sixth Place - After Dinner Speaking.

Jillian Humke
Fifth Place - After Dinner Speaking

Maya Krump
Third Place - After Dinner Speaking

Ella Schnake
First Place and Top Novice and Missouri State Champion in Impromptu Speaking, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
Fourth Place and Top Novice - Dramatic Interpretation

Larissa Wratney
Top Novice and Second Place - After Dinner Speaking
Fourth Place - Prose

Kayla Gerlt and Audrey Baker
First Place and Missouri State Champions - Duo Interpretation

Jillian Humke and Larissa Wratney
Top Novices and Third Place - Duo Interpretation

Team Awards
First Place and Missouri State Champions - Debate Sweepstakes
First Place - Overall “Quality Award” (An award given for points per entry.)
Second Place - Individual Events Sweepstakes Points
Second Place - Overall Sweepstakes Points
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