Truman Forensics is 2nd in Debate, 3rd Overall in Missouri

Feb 29, 2016 by     Comments Off on Truman Forensics is 2nd in Debate, 3rd Overall in Missouri    Posted under: Press Releases

MAFA 2016 Forensic Team Picture

Truman Forensics has returned home from the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities state championship tournament. After 2 days of incredible competition, the team took home 2nd place in Debate Sweepstakes and 3rd in Overall Sweepstakes, along with a huge number of individual awards.

In individual events…
6th Place in Dramatic Interpretation-Freshman Tia Frey
6th Place in Poetry Interpretation- Junior Anson Long-Seabra
6th Place in Afterdinner Speaking-Junior Anson Long-Seabra
6th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking- Senior Sarah Muir
4th Place in Prose Interpretation- Junior Adrien Zambrano
3rd Place in Dramatic Interpretation- Sophomore Brian Kantanka
3rd Place and Top Novice in Extemporaneous Speaking- Johnathan Christy
3rd Place in Poetry Interpretation- Junior Mahliyah Adkins-Threats
1st Place and STATE CHAMPION in Poetry Interpretation-Sophomore Brian Kantanka

In Lincoln-Douglas debate…
1st Speaker and TOP MISSOURI SPEAKER in Novice LD- Freshman Jack Eames
STATE CHAMPION in Novice LD-Freshman Jack Eames
Open LD Quarterfinalists- Senior Dillon Laaker and freshman Jack Eames
2nd Place and STATE CHAMPION in Open LD-Freshman Johnathan Christy
3rd Speaker in Open LD- Freshman Johnathan Christy
2nd Speaker and TOP MISSOURI SPEAKER in Open LD- Senior Dillon Laaker

In Parliamentary debate…
5th Speaker in Novice Parliamentary Debate- Freshman Jonathan Rogers
1st Speaker and TOP MISSOURI SPEAKER in Novice Parliamentary Debate- Freshman Johnathan Christy
STATE CHAMPIONS in Novice Parliamentary Debate- Johnathan Christy and Jonathan Rogers

We could not be more proud of this team, as this successful state tournament marks the first official step on our road to nationals.

In addition, we would like to take a moment to recognize our seniors this year. Alec Hubbard, Sarah Muir, and Dillon Laaker have each been annual participants at the MAFA tournament and their hard work and dedication have been invaluable to the team this year. Although their time in MAFA as competitors is drawing to a close, we hope that they will continue to be a part of the community as judges, volunteer coaches, or just continued supporters of our team. Thank you Alec, Sarah, and Dillon! We are looking forward to a great nationals with you.

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