With a second place finish in Dramatic Interpretation, Eunice Adounkpe, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Her performances at the 2014 Sleet and Snow Swing held at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., on January 18-19, 2014, helped propel the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a third place finish for the weekend overall.
Individual results follow.
The Broncos will travel to Manhattan, Kan., next weekend to compete in the Kansas in Nebraska Swing.
Sleet and Snow Swing, Saturday, January 18:
Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas
Semifinalist, Prose Interpretation
2nd place, Dramatic Interpretation*
4th place, Program of Oral Interpretation
Corbin Henk, a sophomore from Doniphan, Neb.
5th place, Communication Analysis
Sleet and Snow Swing, Sunday, January 19:
Jose Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb.
5th place, Duo Interpretation with Adounpke
6th place, Dramatic Interpretation
3rd place, Poetry Interpretation
5th place, Duo Interpretation with Jimenez
Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.
1st place, Program of Oral Interpretation
Jess Ayers, a junior from Newcastle, Wyo., and Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Neb.
Semifinalists, Parliamentary Debate
3rd place speaker, Parliamentary Debate
*This event has qualified for the AFA-NIET.
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.