Truman Forensics Team Takes Home Awards

The Truman Speech and Debate Team took home four awards at “The Mule” tournament at the University of Central Missouri Nov. 4-6.

The tournament consisted of separate debate and individual events competitions.

During the debate portion, the team competed against the top teams in the nation. Freshman Maddie Ebert made it to the semifinal round of Lincoln-Douglas debate where she lost on a close decision to the eventual tournament champions. Sophomore Kristen Wright made it to the final round where she placed second.

The second half of the tournament consisted of individual (speech) events competition. The team earned two new qualifications for the national competition taking place in April. Korey Anderson earned his first individual events qualification by placing sixth in extemporaneous speaking. Wright also qualified by placing second in extemporaneous speaking.

The team has one tournament remaining this semester at the Ohio University swing tournament in December. This is one of the largest tournaments of the year. For more information on the team, contact Kristi Scholten at
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