While competing at the Kansas in Nebraska Swing Tournament on January 24-25, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team qualified five additional events for the 2015 American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) scheduled for April in Portland, Oregon.
Eunice Adounkpe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, place first in Poetry Interpretation and third in Program of Oral Interpretation on Saturday, qualifying both events for nationals. Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska; and Trischia Rueckert, a junior from Beloit, Kansas, also qualified events for AFA-NIET.
On both days of the Kansas in Nebraska Swing, Hastings finished third, defeating several top teams from across the country. On January 25, Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Nebraska, finished first in individual sweepstakes while Hendrix finished third in individual sweepstakes.
Full results follow.
Next weekend, the team will travel to Salina, Kansas, for the 2015 Kansas Wesleyan Invitational.
Kansas in Nebraska Swing
Saturday, January 24:
Klugesherz: 1st place, Persuasive Speaking*
Adounkpe: 1st place, Poetry Interpretation* and 3rd place, Program Oral Interpretation*
Laurel Teal, a sophomore from Castle Rock, Colorado: 4th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
Sunday, January 25:
Hendrix: 6th place, Informative Speaking; 2nd place, Dramatic Interpretation*; and 1st place, Duo Interpretation with Edwards
Rueckert: 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking* and 4th place, Persuasive Speaking
Teal: 3rd place, Extemporaneous Speaking
Edwards: 1st place, After Dinner Speaking and 1st place, Duo Interpretation with Hendrix
*This event has qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET).