Massive Success at MAFA

The Missouri Speech and Debate State Championships just concluded and your Truman State Bulldogs took home simply a massive amount of honors!
NPDA Parli Debate
  • Ella Schnake and Alicia Stout – Novice Missouri State Champions!
  • Elijah Baum and Macy Cecil – Open NPDA Semifinalists
  • 2nd Novice Speaker – Ella Schnake
  • 1st Novice Speaker Alicia Stout – Missouri State Champion!
  • 6th Open Speaker – Jackson Elder
  • 5th Open Speaker – Cami Smith
  • Novice Finalist – Elijah Baum
  • 2nd Novice Speaker – Elijah Baum
  • Open Quarterfinalist – Cami Smith
  • Open Semifinalist – Alicia Stout
  • 3rd Open Speaker – Cami Smith
Individual Events
  • Audrey Baker 1st Place Original Oratory (She will now compete nationally at the Interstate Oratory Contest!)
  • Jackson Elder- 1st place and Missouri State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking!
  • Megan Ford – Top Novice and 5th Place in Communication Analysis, 6th place After Dinner Speaking.
  • Jillian Humke – 5th Place After Dinner Speaking
  • Maya Krump – 3rd Place After Dinner Speaking
  • Ella Schnake – 1st place and Top Novice and Missouri State Champion in Impromptu Speaking, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation; 4th place and Top Novice – Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Larissa Wratney – Top Novice and 2nd Place After Dinner Speaking, 4th Place Prose Interpretation
  • Kayla Gerlt/Audrey Baker – 1st place and Missouri State Champions – Duo Interpretation
  • Jillian Humke/Larissa Wratney – Top Novices and 3rd place – Duo Interpretation
  • 1st Place and Missouri State Champions in Debate Sweepstakes
  • 1st Place Overall “Quality Award” (An award given for points per entry).
  • 2nd Place Individual Events Sweepstakes Points
  • 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes Points
  • Forensics Community Service Award went to Kevin Minch for his service to the speech and debate community.