Sterling College has again proven to be a national force in debate. Placing 14th in overall team sweepstakes, Senior Jacob Skala, Junior Brandon Hoesli, and Freshman Darren Kootz-Eades competed against the top debate teams across the United States at the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament April 17-21 in Michigan.
The Sterling College junior varsity debate and forensics season closed this weekend, adding additional trophies to the ever-growing display case in Spencer Hall. The team took second place at the JV National Debate Tournament held at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., March 14-16.
The Sterling College debate team competed against the top teams in the nation at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on Oct. 5-6. The Warriors selected this competition to have the opportunity to compete against the top team in the nation, Western Kentucky University, St. Olaf College, Hillsdale College, St. Anselm University, Ohio State University and many more.
The debate and forensics team had a busy spring break at the JV Nationals Tournament hosted by Hutchinson Community College from March 8-10. The team took first place in each individual debate event, leading them to capture first overall and defend their JV nationals champion title from 2012. The tournament was open for all students in their first or second year of collegiate competition.
Over the weekend, the Sterling College debate and forensics team successfully co-hosted and competed in the 7th annual Debates on a Plain Invitational. This tournament featured 19 colleges and universities from across the nation, including over 600 entries.