Debate/Forensics Team Returns Victorious from State Collegiate Championship Tournament

Release Date: 
February 23, 2010

Sterling College's debate and forensics team can proudly boast more state champions than any other school in the state, says Coach Ken Troyer. The team returned from the Kansas Individual Events and Parliamentary Championship, held at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, with state championships in varsity debate, novice division debate, impromptu speaking and persuasive speaking.

The pair of sophomore Ryan Corwin of Sterling and first-year student Alex Lawhon-Bush of Newton, Kan., was named state champions in the varsity debate division, while two other Sterling College pairs tied for third place: juniors Courtney Hensley of Lyons and Jason Phillips of Fort Scott; and sophomores Nolan Chaney of South Hutchinson and Jessica Brayton of Lyons. SC also captured four of the top five speaker awards: L