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Belmont Takes Top Honor at Missouri Speech and Debate Tournament

debateteamphotoatmissouri.JPGOn Nov. 6-8, the Belmont University Speech and Debate team attended the University of Central Missouri to compete in the “Missouri Mule” debate and events tournament. Out of the 26 universities in attendance, Belmont was recognized as the first place overall team at the competition with every team member receiving at least one award. Click the more button below for a complete listing of all award winners.


Debate Awards:
• Haley Wilson & Meghan McKechnie: novice debate semi-finalists
• Tim Smith & Alex Jones: varsity debate octa-finalists
• Tim Smith: 2nd place overall debater (out of 78 competing)
Individual Events, 1st half: (Taking 1st place in 5 of the 11 events)
• After Dinner Speaking: Kate Tully, 1st place
• Communication Analysis: Eric Schoen, 2nd place
• Dramatic Interpretation: Eric Schoen, 1st place
• Duo Interpretation: Eric Schoen/Nicole Bright, 1st place
• Extemporaneous Speaking: Tim Smith, 6th place; Tyler Kimbro, 4th place
• Informative Speaking: Bethany Miller, 2nd place
• Persuasive Speaking: Jaiden Phelps, 5th place
• Poetry Interpretation: Nicole Bright, 2nd place; Eric Schoen, 1st place
• Programmed Oral Interpretation: Kate Tully, 2nd place; Nicole Bright, 1st place
• Prose Interpretation: Nicole Bright, 3rd place
Individual Events, 2nd half:
• After Dinner Speaking: Kate Tully: 1st place
• Communication Analysis: Eric Schoen, 4th place
• Dramatic Interpretation: Eric Schoen, 5th place, Kate Tully, 4th place
• Duo Interpretation: Nicole Bright/Eric Schoen, 2nd place
• Extemporaneous Speaking: Tyler Kimbro, 5th place; Meghan McKechnie, 4th place
• Impromptu Speaking: Bethany Miller, 6th place; Andrew Bishop, 3rd place; Tyler Kimbro, 2nd place
• Informative Speaking: Bethany Miller, 2nd place
• Persuasive Speaking: Jaiden Phelps, 2nd place
• Poetry Interpretation: Nicole Bright, 2nd place; Eric Schoen, 1st place
• Programmed Oral Interpretation: Kate Tully, 3rd place; Nicole Bright, 2nd place
• Prose Interpretation: Nicole Bright, 4th place; Jaiden Phelps, 3rd place
Team Awards
• 1st half of swing: 2nd place
• 2nd half of the swing: 1st place
• Overall Tournament Sweepstakes Award: 1st place

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