Sterling College Debate and Forensics sees success in fall competitions
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The fall season of competition was fruitful for the Sterling College Debate and Forensics Teams, bringing home awards from every tournament, most recently from the Cameron Christmas Classic Tournament hosted by Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., on Dec. 6-8. The three-day tournament, co-hosted by Cameron University and West Texas A&M University included several competitions for both debate and forensics.
“We’ve had some tough competition this semester, but competing against the likes of Kansas State University, Texas Christian University and Oklahoma University, week in and week out, has really brought out the best in our team. Our team is in peak performance shape having such competition,” said Ken Troyer, forensics coach.
Adam Moore of Nickerson, Kan., placed first and was named Tournament Champion in After Dinner Speaking at the Christmas Classic hosted by Cameron University. Moore picked up fourth and fifth places finishes in After Dinner Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking, respectively, at the BroncoLope Swing tournament hosted by Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Moore placed second in After Dinner Speaking at the Sunflower Swing Tournament hosted by Bethel College. Additionally, the cumulative results for Moore thus far this fall qualify him for the American Forensics Association National Tournament to be held in Santa Ana, Calif., in the spring.
John Mayo of Wellington, Kan., placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking at the BroncoLope Swing tournament.
Hannah Marshall of Neosho, Mo., finished in sixth place in Extemporaneous Speaking at the BroncoLope Swing tournament.
Paige Sherraden of Plainville, Kan., finished in fourth place in Persuasive Speaking at the BroncoLope Swing tournament. Sherraden also placed first and was named Tournament Champion in Persuasive Speaking at the Christmas Classic hosted by Cameron University.
Bethany Jenkins of Burns, Kan., finished in second place in Informative Speaking at the Christmas Classic Tournament.
Heather Harrell of Madison, Kan., finished in sixth place in Prose Interpretation at the Christmas Classic Tournament.
The team will next compete at the Kansas State University tournament in Manhattan, Kan., on January 24-25, 2020.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.