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Belmont Speech and Debate Team Cleans Up in Border Wars Tournament

Kansas_Awards_Photo.jpgThe Belmont University speech and debate team won several awards at the “Border Wars” debate and events tournament held at Kansas Wesleyan University last week. Out of the 20 schools competing, the Belmont team was recognized as the overall first place individual events team and the second place individual events/debate team. Eric Schoen, Kate Tully and Nicole Bright were named the top overall individual events competitors. Click the more button below to view all of the awards received by Belmont students.


Tournament, first half:
Team IE Sweepstakes: Second place
Overall IE/Debate Sweepstakes: Third place
Top Parliamentary Debate Speaker: Tim Smith, Fifth place
After Dinner Speaking: Alex Jones, Sixth place; Nicole Bright, Third place
Impromptu Speaking: Kate Tully, Third place
Communication Analysis: Eric Schoen, Fourth place; Tim Smith, Third place
Dramatic Interpretation: Eric Schoen, First place
Duo Interpretation: Eric Schoen/Nicole Bright, Third place
Extemporaneous Speaking: Bethany Miller, Fifth place
Informative Speaking: Nicole Bright, Sixth place
Persuasive Speaking: Joanna Adkisson, Third place
Poetry Interpretation: Nicole Bright, First place
Programmed Oral Interpretation: Kate Tully, Fifth place
Top IE Competitor: Kate Tully, Third place; Nicole Bright, Second place
Tournament, second half:
Team IE Sweepstakes: First place
Overall IE/Debate Sweepstakes: Second place
After Dinner Speaking: Nicole Bright, Sixth place
Communication Analysis: Tim Smith, Third place; Eric Schoen, Second place
Dramatic Interpretation: Eric Schoen, Fourth place; Kate Tully, Second place
Duo Interpretation: Eric Schoen/Nicole Bright, First place
Extemporaneous Speaking: Andrew Bishop, Sixth place
Informative Speaking: Kate Tully, Fifth place; Nicole Bright, Fourth place
Persuasive Speaking: Andrew Bishop, Third place
Poetry Interpretation: Nicole Bright, First place
Programmed Oral Interpretation: Kate Tully, Second place
Prose Interpretation: Kate Tully, Sixth place; Eric Schoen Third place
Top IE Competitor: Kate Tully, Third place; Nicole Bright, Second place;
Eric Schoen, First place
Overall Weekend Awards
Top Overall IE Competitors: Nicole Bright, Third place; Kate Tully, Second place;
Eric Schoen, First place
Overall IE/Debate Sweepstakes: Second place
Overall IE Team: First place