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Halloween Swing brings additional qualifications for nationals to Hastings College Bronco Forensics
At the Halloween Swing, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) and Doane College at UNO's campus, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team took third place in sweepstakes on Saturday, October 27. Nationally-ranked teams such as Bradley University, Gustavus Adolphus University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were in attendance.
Trevor Brass, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., qualified an additional event for nationals. As freshmen, Tommy Hendrix from Omaha, Neb., and Aaron Pierce from Cozad, Neb., performed well.
Halloween Swing, Saturday, October 27:
Hannah Duke, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.
1st place, Impromptu Speaking
4th place, After Dinner Speaking
Hannah Davis, a senior from Grand Island, Neb. Semifinalist, Prose Interpretation
Trevor Brass, a senior from Lincoln, Neb. 1st place, Persuasive Speaking*
Jose Jiminez, a junior from Lexington, Neb. Semifinalist, Prose Interpretation
Sierra Walker, a sophomore from Gering, Neb. 5th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
Tommy Hendrix, a freshman from Omaha, Neb. Semifinalist, Prose Interpretation
Aaron Pierce, a freshman from Cozad, Neb. 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking**
5th place, Impromptu Speaking**
Halloween Swing, Sunday, October 28:
Brass 6th place, Impromptu Speaking
Hendrix 1st place, Prose Interpretation**
Next week, HC will travel to both the L.E. Norton Tournament in Peoria, Ill., and Hutchinson Community College Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.
*This event has now qualified for the national tournament.
**This event earned the top novice award in the category.
The Hastings College forensics team has continued a long-running tradition of national competitive success, placing in the top 20 at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) for most of the past ten years, including 16th at AFA 2012 in San Marcos, Texas, and 18th at AFA 2011 in Kearney, Neb.