SC Debaters are Champions of the Winston Churchill
November 17, 2010
In 1946, the president of Westminster College sent an invitation to Winston Churchill via Harry Truman, asking him to make an appearance in Fulton, MO. Churchill not only accepted the invitation, but travelling by train along with President Harry Truman, he rode a train across the United States to reach the College. It was at that time and at that location that Churchill delivered perhaps his greatest oration, the "Iron Curtain" speech. The SC Debate team recreated the same trek, albeit by automobile, in accepting an invitation to appear and compete in a debate tournament to honor the legacy of Winston Churchill and his historic address 64 years ago.
Sterling College was one of five schools selected to compete at this tournament. Webster University, Illinois State University, John Brown University and Arkansas State University were also involved in the tournament. The Sterling College team of Jason Phillips of Fort Scott, Kan., Fay Carey of Sterling, Kan., Emily Graham of Hutchinson, Kan., and David Bowers of Hutchinson, Kan., emerged from the preliminary rounds of competition undefeated, setting up a final round against Arkansas State University. The final round centered on the r