Hastings College AFA History

Hastings College Success at AFA

As shown below, Hastings College Forensics Team has had much success at American Forensic Association national competitions, including multiple All-Americans.

AFA Individual Sweepstakes Awards

  • Karma Chavez: 7th, 13th
  • Paige Erickson: 19th
  • Kittie Grace: 17th
  • Barbara Hanson: 7th
  • William Langford: 12th
  • Colene Lind: 16th
  • Jordan Palmer: 9th
  • Amber Wormington: 9th, 12th, 12th
AFA National Finalists since 1990
  • Jared Buskirk: After Dinner Speaking
  • Karma Chavez: Communication Analysis, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking
  • Paige Erickson: Prose Interpretation (national champion), Program Oral Interpretation
  • Kittie Grace: Informative Speaking
  • Barbara Hanson: Communication Analysis (two-time national champion)
  • Cadi Kadlecek: Prose Interpretation (national champion)
  • Nancy Koch: After Dinner Speaking
  • William Langford: After Dinner Speaking, Informative Speaking
  • Colene Lind: Communication Analysis, Persuasion
  • Jordan Palmer: Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
  • Corey Reutlinger: Program Oral Interpretation
  • Ben Slie: Prose Interpretation
  • Carly Spotts-Falzone: Program Oral Interpretation
  • Nathaniel Wilson: Prose Interpretation 
  • Amber Wormington: Poetry Interpretation, Drama Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation
  • Jillian Wormington: Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
AFA Semifinalists

Eunice Adounkpe, Jared Buskirk, Kelly Cacy, Curt Casper, Karma Chavez, Wendy DeBoer, Paige Erickson, Shayna Flatowicz, Kittie Grace, Barbara Hanson, Cadi Kadlecek, Christy Kennedy, Nancy Koch, John Kuehn, William Langford, Colene Lind, Alia Mohsen, Jordan Palmer, Charles Parrot, Corey Reutlinger, Ben Slie, Kelly Sonderup, Tim Steffensmeier, Amber Wormington, Jillian Wormington

AFA Quarterfinalists

Eunice Adounkpe, Aaron Blackman, Becca Burnett, Jared Buskirk, Kelly Cacy, Curt Casper, Karma Chavez, Tim Clarke, Laurie Crow, Wendy DeBoer, Janet Dickey, Jeff Dircksen, Mike Dvorak, Darren Epping, Paige Erickson, Sarie Fischer, Shayna Flatowicz, Kittie Grace, Barbara Hanson, Charlotte Higgins, Jeff Hunt, Sara Jones, Cadi Kadlecek, Christy Kennedy, April Kinney, Miranda Klugesherz, John Kuehn, Jen Labrie, William Langford, Colene Lind, Alia Mohsen, Zach Oehm, Aaron Onken, Jordan Palmer, Charles Parrot, Jerad Reimers, Corey Reutlinger, Trischia Rueckert, Jessica Schroeder, Kate Schroeder, David Sharp, Maurianna Shelbourn, Kelly Sonderup, Tim Steffensmeier, Stacey Strong, Wendy Weinhold, Nathaniel Wilson, Jessica Wolff, Amber Wormington

AFA All-American

A senior honor for students with high scholastic achievement, community service and forensics service

  • 2015: Sierra Walker and Miranda Klugesherz
  • 2014: Jared Buskirk
  • 2013: Trevor Brass
  • 2012: Corey Reutlinger
  • 2009: Alia Mohsen and Sara Ninabuck 
  • 2008: Melanie Hiatt 
  • 2007: Sarah Jones
  • 2006: Cadi Kadlecek
  • 2003: Jessica Wolff