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Forensics Team takes honors

April 4, 2011, 4:59 pm
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Northwest Nazarene University’s forensics team recently competed at two national tournaments.  This week, at the National Christian College Forensics Tournament,  Asuza Pacific University, Asuza Calif., the four-person team of Allison Hawn (Eagle, Idaho), Betsy Hillman (Yakima, Wash.), Jessica Roger (Coram, Mont.) and Heather White (Hillsboro, Ore.) competed against 26 other schools at the senior level.

Heather White was a sixth place finalist in Impromptu Speaking while Allison Hawn came in as a 12th place semi-finalist.

The second tournament was the Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) National Forensics Tournament and Convention at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Ore.  The three-person team of Preston Ake (John Day, Ore.), Elizabeth Dick (Othello, Wash.) and Heather White (Hillsboro, Ore.) competed against 83 other colleges and universities from around the nation representing 27 states with over 1400 individual event entries and over 500 debate entries.

NNU team members Heather White (Hillsboro, Ore.), received a superior award in Impromptu Speaking, earning her sixth place out of 193 participants, excellent award in both Extemporaneous and After Dinner Speaking; good award in International Public Debate Association, beating over half the field in this category; and finally, Presiding Officer Award for her speaking skills in Legislative Debate.  Preston Ake (John Day, Ore) was recognized in Broadcast Journalism.

The public is invited to the Annual Forensics Showcase Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Helstrom Business Building, Harter Lecture Hall

Brooke Adamson, director of the NNU Forensics team, was re-elected as secretary of the National Christian College Forensics Tournament and governor of the Pi Kappa Delta Province of the Great West.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Brooke Adamson at MBAdamson@nnu.edu or 467-8255.  The Helstrom Business Center is located at 804 Dewey Street, Nampa, Idaho.


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