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Hastings College AFA History

Hastings College Success at AFA

As shown below, Hastings College Forensics Team has had much success at American Forensic Association national competitions, including multiple All-Americans.

AFA Individual Sweepstakes Awards

  • Andrew Boge: 20th
  • Karma Chavez: 7th, 13th
  • Paige Erickson: 19th
  • Kittie Grace: 17th
  • Barbara Hanson: 7th
  • William Langford: 12th
  • Colene Lind: 16th
  • Jordan Palmer: 9th
  • Carly Spotts-Falzone: 13th
  • Amber Wormington: 9th, 12th, 12th
AFA National Finalists since 1990
  • Eunice Adounkpe: Prose Interpretation
  • Andrew Boge: Persuasive Speaking
  • Jared Buskirk: After Dinner Speaking
  • Karma Chavez: Communication Analysis, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking
  • Paige Erickson: Prose Interpretation (national champion), Program Oral Interpretation
  • Kittie Grace: Informative Speaking
  • Barbara Hanson: Communication Analysis (two-time national champion)
  • Cadi Kadlecek: Prose Interpretation (national champion)
  • Nancy Koch: After Dinner Speaking
  • William Langford: After Dinner Speaking, Informative Speaking
  • Colene Lind: Communication Analysis, Persuasion
  • Caleb Merritt: Dramatic Interpretation (national champion with all perfect scores in finals)
  • Jordan Palmer: Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
  • Corey Reutlinger: Program Oral Interpretation
  • Ben Slie: Prose Interpretation
  • Carly Spotts-Falzone: Program Oral Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
  • Nathaniel Wilson: Prose Interpretation 
  • Amber Wormington: Poetry Interpretation, Drama Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation
  • Jillian Wormington: Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Interpretation
AFA Semifinalists

Eunice Adounkpe, Andrew Boge, Jared Buskirk, Kelly Cacy, Curt Casper, Karma Chavez, Wendy DeBoer, Paige Erickson, Shayna Flatowicz, Kittie Grace, Barbara Hanson, Cadi Kadlecek, Christy Kennedy, Nancy Koch, John Kuehn, William Langford, Colene Lind, Caleb Merritt, Alia Mohsen, Jordan Palmer, Charles Parrot, Corey Reutlinger, Kenzie Shofner, Ben Slie, Kelly Sonderup, Carly Spotts-Falzone, Tim Steffensmeier, Amber Wormington, Jillian Wormington

AFA Quarterfinalists

Eunice Adounkpe, Aaron Blackman, Becca Burnett, Andrew Boge, Jared Buskirk, Kelly Cacy, Curt Casper, Karma Chavez, Tim Clarke, Laurie Crow, Wendy DeBoer, Janet Dickey, Jeff Dircksen, Mike Dvorak, Darren Epping, Paige Erickson, Carly Spotts-Falzone, Sarie Fischer, Shayna Flatowicz, Kittie Grace, Barbara Hanson, Charlotte Higgins, Jeff Hunt, Sara Jones, Cadi Kadlecek, Christy Kennedy, Alli Kennon, April Kinney, Miranda Klugesherz, John Kuehn, Jen Labrie, William Langford, Colene Lind, Caleb Merritt, Alia Mohsen, Jadah Morrison, Zach Oehm, Aaron Onken, Jordan Palmer, Charles Parrot, Jerad Reimers, Corey Reutlinger, Trischia Rueckert, Jessica Schroeder, Kate Schroeder, David Sharp, Maurianna Shelbourn, Kelly Sonderup, Tim Steffensmeier, Stacey Strong, Wendy Weinhold, Nathaniel Wilson, Jessica Wolff, Amber Wormington

AFA All-American

A senior honor for students with high scholastic achievement, community service and forensics service

  • 2018: Andrew Boge and Kenzie Shofner
  • 2017: Eunice Adounkpe
  • 2015: Sierra Walker and Miranda Klugesherz
  • 2014: Jared Buskirk
  • 2013: Trevor Brass
  • 2012: Corey Reutlinger
  • 2009: Alia Mohsen and Sara Ninabuck 
  • 2008: Melanie Hiatt 
  • 2007: Sarah Jones
  • 2006: Cadi Kadlecek
  • 2003: Jessica Wolff