The Truman State Forensics Union competed virtually at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. This massive tournament had 70 schools represented and while competition was tight, we had great success earning two new qualifications to the national tournament.
Freshman Elijah Baum took 4th place speaker in the Junior division Lincoln-Douglas Debate and advanced to the Octofinal round.
Freshman Jackson Boeck earned a 7th place speaker award and advanced all the way to the Final round in the Junior division of Lincoln-Douglas Debate. This qualifies Boeck to appear at the National tournament later this year.
Junior Michael Garrett earned 9th place speaker in the Open division of Lincoln-Douglas debate and was an Octofinalist. This win also earns Garrett his national qualification.
And after winning the Junior division at the Western Kentucky tournament, nobody informed Freshman Alicia Stout that the Open division was supposed to be more difficult. She advanced to semifinals in the Open division and took the Top Speaker award for Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Senior Audrey Baker and Sophomore Maya Krump competed in a tough field in Prose and After Dinner Speaking, respectively, and the whole team will be will be competing virtually at the Missouri Mule this weekend at the University of Central Missouri. We are always on the lookout for potential volunteer judges. If interested, please contact Interim Director of Forensics Craig Hennigan at firstname.lastname@example.org