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Oct. 1 - HC Forensics earns top awards in this year’s first competition
The Hastings College Forensics Team took top spots on both days of the two-day “Debates on a Plain” forensics tournament held September 26 and 27 in Hutchinson, Kan. At the first tournament of the season, Hastings College competed against more than 20 teams the first day of competition and 15 on the second and final day. They were up against schools including Kansas State University, Oklahoma University, University of Nebraska-Kearney and more.The tournament was co-hosted by Sterling College and Hutchinson Community College.
The HC Forensics Team will be traveling to Kansas State University for their next competition on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4.
Results from the “Debates on a Plain” are listed below for each day of competition. Students are followed by their hometowns, award category and placement.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Curt Casper, Lexington, Neb., Persuasive Speaking – 5th Place
Corey Reutlinger, Lexington, Neb., Informative Speaking – 1st Place
Sunday, Sept. 27
Curt Casper, Lexington, Neb., Persuasive Speaking – 2nd Place
Corey Reutlinger, Lexington, Neb., Informative Speaking – 3rd Place
Hastings College has had a long tradition in forensics. On June 9, 1920, Hastings College became one of the first colleges in the nation to become a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national forensics fraternity. Since then, the HC forensics team has distinguished itself as among the best in the nation.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.