Director of Debate and Forensics Ken Troyer believes in giving back, and he is teaching his students to do the same. This summer, Troyer and his debate team member, Nolan Chaney of South Hutchinson, Kan., had the opportunity to serve together at the Heart of America Debate Institute.
Co-hosted by Sterling College and Kansas Wesleyan University, the Heart of America Debate Institute took place July 8-21. Campers attended lectures on theory arguments and topics specific to the current high school debate topic of transportation infrastructure. Afternoons and evenings were spent researching and working on specific skill drills. Several collegiate debaters offered a demonstration debate, and the camp concluded with a debate tournament for all camp participants. Winners of the tournament received scholarships to both Sterling College and Kans