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Speech/Debate Team Brings Home More Awards

The speech/debate team traveled to Berea College last weekend for one of its largest tournament this year with 24 colleges and universities in attendance in areas spreading from Pennsylvania to Florida. Despite the size and difficulty of the tournament, Belmont’s debate team represented well with several great awards, including:
Debate
Sara Page & Tyler Kimbro” Debate Champions, novice division
Sara Page: first place novice division speaker
Tyler Kimbro: fourth place novice division speaker
Melanie Bengtson & Wesley Rainer: semi-finalists, open division
Melanie Bengtson: third place open division speaker
Individual Events
Impromptu Speaking: Eric Schoen, semi-finalist
Extemporaneous Speaking: Melanie Bengtson, sixth place
After Dinner Speaking: Meredith Day, fifth place
Team Awards
Debate: Second place small school division and third place overall team
Individual Events: Third place small school division