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Speech & Debate Team Successful at Recent Competition

The Belmont University Speech & Debate team recently traveled to Berea, Ky., to compete against 22 other colleges and universities at Berea College. Belmont’s team won several awards, listed below:
DEBATE
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Individual Novice Awards:
Price Rainer – 4th place
Melanie Bengtson – 3rd place
Team Awards:
Melanie Bengtson & Sarah Friederich – Octafinalists
Will Cromer & Price Rainer – Octafinalists
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
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CUMBERLAND COLLEGE HALF
Poetry Interpretation:
Kristen Taylor – 1st
Programmed Oral Interpretation:
Tabitha Metcalf: 4th
Communication Analysis:
McKinley Belcher – 6th
Dramatic Interpretation:
McKinley Belcher – 3rd
Duo Interpretation:
McKinley Belcher & Kristen Taylor – 1st
Pentathalon Award:
McKinley Belcher – 5th
Kristen Taylor – 4th
Team Award:
Overall Small School – 2nd place (tied for 1st, broken on # of 2’s in finals)
BEREA COLLEGE HALF
Informative Speaking:
Melanie Bengtson – 3rd
Poetry Interpretation:
Kristen Taylor – 5th
Programmed Oral Interp.:
McKinley Belcher – 4th
Communication Analysis:
McKinley Belcher – 4th
Extemporaneous Speaking:
Melanie Bengtson – “outstanding novice”
Prose Interpretation:
Kristen Taylor – Semi-Finalist
Duo Interpretation:
McKinley Belcher & Kristen Taylor – 5th
Pentathalon Speaker:
McKinley Belcher – 6th

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