Bronco Forensics ends regular season with qualifications

In its last regular season tournament of the year held in Omaha, Neb., the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team qualified six additional events for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) to be held in Hutchinson, Kans., this April. The team’s total events eligible to compete in the national tournament is 33 events. 
On the second day of competition, the Broncos finished second. The full results follow. 
Battle for the Capitol, March 2:
Hannah Davis, a senior from Grand Island, Neb.        4th, Dramatic Interpretation
Ethan Richardson, a junior from Omaha, Neb.         3rd, Dramatic Interpretation
                                                        7th, Extemporaneous Speaking
Sierra Walker, a sophomore from Gering, Neb.        1st, Impromptu Speaking*
                                                         6th, After Dinner Speaking
Miranda Klugesherz, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo., and
Tommy Hendrix, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.        5th, Duo
Battle for the Capitol, March 3:
Davis                                                3rd, Dramatic Interpretation*
Hannah Duke, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.    3rd, Impromptu Speaking
Amanda Cargile, a junior from Devine, Texas                3rd, Program of Oral Interpretation
                                                        2nd, Poetry*
Richardson                                             1st, Dramatic Interpretation*
                                                        2nd, Extemporaneous Speaking
Walker                                                3rd, Communications Analysis*
                                                        3rd, After Dinner Speaking*
Hendrix and Klugesherz                                    5th, Duo
Corbin Henk, a freshman from Doniphan, Neb.        6th, Informative Speaking
From March 7-9, the team will compete at the District IV tournament in Mankato, Minn. – the last opportunity for students to qualify for nationals.
*This event has now qualified for the national tournament.
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.
Hastings College, founded in 1882 and located in Hastings, Nebraska, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,050 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit for more information.

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