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Speech & Debate Team Successful at Tournaments

The Belmont University Speech & Debate Team recently competed in two tournaments at the University of Alabama and Western Kentucky University. The Belmont team was successful at both tournaments. The following students placed in the tournament at Alabama, one of the toughest competitions in the nation:
Poetry Intrepretation: McKinley Belcher (Sixth place)
Duo Interpretation: McKinley Belcher and Kristen Taylor (Sixth place)
Informative Speaking: Melanie Bengston (Top Novice)
Prose Interpretation: McKinley Belcher (Quarterfinalist)
Pentathlon (Top Overall Speaker): McKinley Belcher (Fourth place)
At the competition held at Western Kentucky University, Melanie Bengston and Price Rainer advanced to quarterfinals in the novice division.
Congratulations to the Speech & Debate Team!