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Hastings College Forensics brings trophies home from the Kansas Classic Swing
The top 25 rated Hastings Bronco Forensics team traveled to Kansas State University in Kansas to compete in the Lynne Ross IE Classic Swing last weekend (Oct. 2-3).
The Broncos brought home a fourth and fifth place trophy, and junior Mike Dvorak, Muskogee, Okla., qualified two events for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) to be held at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in April. The team brought home a total of six individual trophies. They competed against some of the top tier schools in the nation including the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Doane College and Kansas University. Tournament results:
October 2, 2010
Junior Mike Dvorak, Muskogee, Okla., received 1st place in Extemporaneous Speaking and 2nd place in After Dinner Speaking (qualifying the event for nationals)
Junior Corey Reutlinger, Lexington, Neb., received 4th place in Informative Speaking
Junior Aaron Geringer, Wheatland, Wyo., received 6th place in Persuasive Speaking
October 3, 2010
Junior Mike Dvorak, Muskogee, Okla., received 4th place in Impromptu Speaking and 5th pace in Extemporaneous Speaking (qualifying for nationals)
Junior Sheila Hansen-Snell, North Platte, Neb., received 4th place in Program Oral Interpretation
The Bronco Forensics team has repeatedly seen national success at the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). The team has been ranked in the Top 20 for 11 of the last 12 years and in the Top 15 for five of the last six years. The team is ranked third in the nation for All-Americans with 11. Since 1998, 44 students have achieved a quarterfinal at the AFA-NIET, 24 students have advanced to semifinals, 13 students have placed in finals at nationals and four speeches have achieved championships. Six students have been named to the AFA-All American Team.
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 among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Kittie Grace at (402) 461-461-7385.