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Klugesherz names All-American in forensics

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named to the American Forensics Association’s District IV All-American Individual Events Team. She is the ninth member of the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to earn the honor, which recognizes high scholastic achievement, community service and forensics service, since 2003. The announcement was made at the District IV Qualifying Tournament held March 12-14, 2015, in Brookings, South Dakota.

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska, was also recommended for the All-American award.

Bronco Forensics finishes first at final regular season tournament

On March7-8, 2015, at the 2015 Feline Frolic, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished first on both days of competition. Additionally, the team qualified four additional events for the 2015 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament this April in Portland, Oregon.

2015 Feline Frolic

Saturday, March 7:

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska: 3rd place, Duo Interpretation with Henk; 5th place, Impromptu Speaking; 3rd place, After Dinner Speaking

Bronco Forensics offers strong performances at Battle for the Capital

On February 28-March1, 2015, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team competed in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Battle for the Capital. On the first day, the Broncos finished third while finishing second on the tournament’s second day.

2015 Battle for the Capital

Saturday, February 28:

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska: 2nd place, Duo Interpretation with Henk

Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska: 3rd place, Program Oral Interpretation

On home turf, Bronco Forensics qualifies additional events for nationals

During the 2015 Bronco Bash held in Hastings, Nebraska, on February 21-22, the Bronco Forensics team qualified two additional events for nationals. Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, finished first in After Dinner Speaking on February 22, allowing her to compete in the event at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Portland, Oregon, this April. Jess Ayers, a senior from Newcastle, Wyoming, also qualified for nationals by finishing first in Extemporaneous Speaking on February 21.

Bronco Forensics takes first at state competition, Hendrix receives honor

At the 2015 Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association (NIFA) State Tournament, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team placed first in Division II. With Hastings College and three other Nebraska institutions all perennial top 20 finishers at the national forensics tournament, the NIFA tournament, held this year on February 14 in Seward, Nebraska, is one of the most competitive tournaments in the country.

Bronco Forensics qualifies six additional events for nationals

While competing at the 2015 Zombie Apocalypse in Hutchinson, Kansas, on February 7-8, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished third overall and qualified six more events for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament.

Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Nebraska, finished third in individual sweepstakes on the first day of competition. On February 8, she earned spots in the national tournament by finishing second in After Dinner Speaking and third in Communication Analysis.

Full results follow.

Klugesherz paces Broncos at first tourneys of 2015

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, paced the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team at one of the top public speaking contests in the country.  On January 10 -- the first day of the the Hell Froze Over Tournament held Peoria, Illinois -- Klugesherz’s first place finish in Prose Interpretation helped the Broncos finish 10th overall.

Hastings College Forensics completes fall season with third place finish

Strong performances by Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, helped the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finish third overall at the 2014 Outer Limits Swing tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney on December 6-7, 2014.

On the first day of competition, Hendrix took second in the individual sweepstakes thanks to solid finishes in Dramatic Interpretation, Informative Speaking and Poetry Interpretation. On the second day, he placed first in individual sweepstakes.

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