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Speech & Debate Team Results At National Christian College Forensics Invitational

speechdebate.jpgThe Belmont University Speech & Debate Team competed March 2-4 in the National Christian College Forensics Inivitational (NCCFI) tournament in Riverside, Calif.
Belmont’s results included:
Parliamentary Debate Awards:
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Meghan Gwaltney & Melissa Gradel: JV Debate Semi-finalists
Renee Reyle (with partner from California Baptist): JV Quarter-
finalists
Meghan Gwaltney: 7th place overall JV debater
Renee Reyle: 1st place overall JV debater
Melanie Bengtson: 6th place overall varsity debater
Team: 1st place in Division II.
Individual Event Awards:
Novice Informative: Meghan Gwaltney-1st
Varsity Informative: Melanie Bengtson-6th
Novice Impromptu: Meghan Gwaltney-4th
Varsity Impromptu: Tabitha Metcalf-Semi-finalist, Cortni Woodard-6th
Novice Duo: Brock Parman/Anwesa Chakrabarti-3rd, Brock Parman/Meghan
Gwaltney-5th
Novice Persuasion: Melissa Gradel-3rd
Novice Poetry: Anwesa Chakrabarti-2nd
Novice ADS: Brock Parman-6th
Novice Extemporaneous Speaking: Melanie Bengtson-6th
Novice Communication Analysis: Melissa Gradel-5th, Anwesa Chakrabarti-
4th,
Meghan Gwaltney-1st
Varsity Communication Analysis: Meghan Gwaltney-3rd
Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation: Brock Parman-1st
Reader’s Theater: Brock Parman/Cory Carter/Tabitha Metcalf/Anwesa
Chakrabarti-1st
Individual Sweepstakes Awards:
– Novice: Anwesa Chakrabarti-3rd
– Novice: Brock Parman-2nd
– Novice: Meghan Gwaltney-1st
– Open: Tabitha Metcalf-9th
Team: 2nd place overall
Team Debate & Individual Events Combined: 3rd place overall