NNU Forensics Team successful at tournament

November 25, 2013, 1:32 pm

NNU Forensics (speech and debate) Team had great success at the 83rd Mahaffey Forensics Tournament at Linfield College this past weekend. They competed against 28 other colleges and universities, some of which were Boise State, University of Oregon, Lewis and Clark, and Seattle Pacific.

The team walked away with 15 awards and placements, including the Second Place Sweepstakes Team Award in our division, the Novice IPDA debate champion Kirsten Jenson, and sweeping novice prose with Autumn Tustin taking 1st, Kelsey Koberg in 2nd, and Zach Kim with 3rd.

Below is a complete list of all the awards:

Amina Chinnell-Mateen: 2nd in junior Programmed Oral Interpretation; 4th in junior Poetry; 7th place for the Marshall Award, which is the top Nov/Junior competitor for the tournament (tied with Autumn)

Autumn Tustin:  1st in novice Prose; 5th in junior Poetry; 7th place for the Marshall Award, which is the top Nov/Junior competitor for the tournament (tied with Amina);

Kelsey Jo Koberg:  2nd in novice Prose; 5th in novice Informative; 10th novice top speaker award for novice IPDA debate; Quarter-finalist in novice IPDA debate

Kirsten Jenson:  Novice IPDA Debate Champion beating out more than 30 other competitors in a marathon of nine debates over two days

Kristin Sepeda:  6th in novice Persuade

Ryan Carvalho: 6th in novice Informative

Zach Kim:  3rd in novice Prose

Please join me and Asst. Director Letha Quinn in congratulating these students. Thank you for the supporting e-mails already sent to the team; your thoughts and prayers continue to be appreciated! The next tournament is January 23-26, 2014.

For any questions or comments, please email Brooke Adamson, Director of Forensics, Dept. of Communication Studies.

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