Speech and Debate Team Takes Second at UCM

Truman’s debate team placed second in the University of Central Missouri tournament Oct. 26-27.

On Oct. 26 the debate team placed second overall in debate sweepstakes. Maddie Ebert placed first in the Lincoln-Douglas debate and earned the third place speaker award. Nick Gorman made it to quarterfinals and earned the first place speaker award. Donny Richardson, Mackenzie Barnes, Myra Milam and John Carney competed in octofinals. Kristen Wright placed fourth in rhetorical criticism and Maple Adkins-Threats placed fifth in after-dinner speaking.

On Oct. 27 Richardson competed in semifinals. Gorman also competed in quarterfinals, and Milam and Ebert competed in octofinals in debate. Ebert, Milam and Gorman took first, second and third place in the speaker awards, respectively. Wright placed third in rhetorical criticism and fifth in extemporaneous speaking. Atkins-Threat placed fourth in after-dinner speaking, and Max Highsmith placed sixth.

For more information or questions about the speech and debate team, contact the director Kristi Scholten at kscholten@truman.edu.