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HC’s Buskirk strong against tough competition; Hendrix qualifies for national tourney

In the most competitive forensics tournament this semester – the L.E. Norton Tournament in Peoria, Ill., Jared Buskirk, a junior from Holdrege, Neb., advanced to semifinals in communication analysis and informative speaking. He earned this distinction on November 3, 2012.

Meanwhile, some of his teammates were competing at the Loper Rodeo in Hutchinson, Kan., on November 3-4. Several freshmen broke into final rounds for their first time at a collegiate meet. Also, Tommy Hendrix, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., qualified for the national tournament in prose interpretation. The Hastings College Bronco Forensics team took third place overall at the meet.

L.E. Norton Tournament, Saturday, November 3:
Jared Buskirk, a junior from Holdrege, Neb.            

                                                                                     Semifinalist, Communication Analysis
                                                                                     Semifinalist, Informative Speaking

Loper Rodeo, Saturday, November 3:
Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas        1st place, Dramatic Interpretation
                                                                                           2nd place, Poetry Interpretation
                                                                                           5th place, Prose Interpretation
Ethan Richardson, a junior from Omaha, Neb.        5th place, After Dinner Speaking
Tommy Hendrix, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.        3rd place, Dramatic Interpretation
                                                                                           6th place, Poetry Interpretation
Corbin Henk, a freshman from Doniphan, Neb.        5th place, Informative Speaking

Loper Rodeo, Sunday, November 4:
Cargile                                                                             3rd place, Poetry Interpretation
Richardson                                                                      1st place, Dramatic Interpretation
Teal Timperley, a freshman from Lynch, Neb.          2nd place, Informative Speaking
Hendrix                                                                             3rd place, Prose Interpretation*
                                                                                           5th place, Poetry Interpretation
Henk                                                                                 4th place, Informative Speaking

Next week, HC will compete at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

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