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Speech and Debate Team Has Impressive Showing at Berea College

The Speech and Debate team succeeded their best ever showing at the University of Alabama on Oct. 22 with an ever showing at Berea College in Bera, Ky. Top national teams such as Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan  and George Mason, were in attendance. The Belmont Speech and Debate team came in 3rd place overall. Awards were as follows:

First half of tournament
Eric Schoen
– Dramatic Interpretation, 1st place
– Informative Speaking, 6th place
– Duo Interpretation (with Katie Callaway), 5th place
Nicole Bright
– Prose Interpretation, Semi-Finalist
– Poetry Interpretation, 2nd place
– Programmed Oral Interpretation, 3rd place
– Duo Interpretation (with Katie Callaway), 3rd place
– Overall Competitor (pentathlon) Award, 2nd place
Katie Callaway
– Duo Interpretation, 5th & 3rd place (partners listed above)
Matthew Roberts
– After Dinner Speaking, 5th place
– Extemporaneous Speaking, 3rd place
– Overall Competitor (pentathlon) Award, 4th place
Team Awards
– “Small School” division – 1st place
– Overall Team – 3rd place

Second half of the tournament
Eric Schoen
– Dramatic Interpretation, 1st place
– Informative Speaking, 3rd place
– Impromptu Speaking, 4th place
– Duo Interpretation (with Katie Callaway), 3rd place
Nicole Bright
– Prose Interpretation, 6th place
– Programmed Oral Interpretation, 1st place
– Duo Interpretation (with Katie Callaway), 4th place
– Poetry Interpretation, 1st place
– Overall Competitor (pentathlon) Award, 2nd place
Katie Callaway
– Duo Interpretation, 4th & 3rd place (partners listed above)
Matthew Roberts
– After Dinner Speaking, 2nd place
– Impromptu Speaking, 6th place
– Rhetorical Criticism, 6th place
– Overall Competitor (pentathlon) Award, 4th place
Team Awards
– “Small School” division, 1st place
– Overall Team, 3rd place