Forensics Team continues streak of success in Kansas

The Hastings College Forensics Team had another successful competition at Kansas State University October 7-8 for the Buffcats Swing hosted by Kansas State University and West Texas A&M University. The Broncos took second in team sweepstakes on the second day of the tournament, finishing strong during the competitive weekend.

October 7 results

  • Maggie Rogers, a first-year student from Birmingham, Alabama, placed third in After Dinner Speaking and second in Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Derek Monie, a first-year student from Arapahoe, Nebraska, placed seventh in Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Daniel Trevithick, a first-year student from Denver, Colorado placed sixth in Program Oral Interpretation.
  • Jesse McCollum, a first-year student from Kansas City, Kansas placed sixth in Duo Interpretation with Austin Heinlein, a junior from Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Austin Heinlein, a junior from Hutchinson, Kansas placed sixth in Duo Interpretation with Jesse McCollum, a first-year student from Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Nathan Navratil, a sophomore from Lino Lakes, Minnesota placed fourth in Poetry Interpretation and second in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Brook McCurdy, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska, placed fifth in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Melissa Loney, a sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, placed second in Communication Analysis.
  • Alli Kennon, a sophomore from Lakeville, Minnesota, placed fourth in Informative Speaking.
  • Caleb Merritt, a senior from Brookings, South Dakota, placed sixth in Poetry Interpretation.

October 8 results

  • Maggie Rogers, a first-year student from Birmingham, Alabama, placed fifth in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Derek Monie, a first-year student from Arapahoe, Nebraska, placed fifth in Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Daniel Trevithick, a first-year student from Denver, Colorado, placed sixth in Program Oral Interpretation.
  • Courtney Hanson, a first-year student from Brookings, South Dakota, placed fifth in Persuasive Speaking and third in Poetry Interpretation.
  • Jesse McCollum, a first-year student from Kansas City, Kansas placed sixth in Duo Interpretation with Austin Heinlein, a junior from Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Austin Heinlein, a junior from Hutchinson, Kansas, placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking and sixth in Duo Interpretation with Jesse McCollum, a first-year student from Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Melissa Loney, a sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, placed second in Communication Analysis and sixth in Persuasive Speaking.
  • Jadah Morrison, a Sophomore from Chaska, Minnesota, placed sixth in Dramatic Interpretation, sixth in Dramatic Interpretation and third in Persuasive Speaking.
  • Nathan Navratil, a sophomore from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, placed sixth in After Dinner Speaking and sixth in Poetry Interpretation.
  • Alli Kennon, a sophomore from Lakeville, Minnesota, placed fifth in Prose Interpretation and third in Informative Speaking.
  • Brook McCurdy, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska, placed second in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Caleb Merritt, a senior from Brookings, South Dakota, placed fifth in Informative Speaking and fourth in Poetry Interpretation.

The Broncos took second in team sweepstakes for the day.

‪The Hastings College forensics team continues 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 many of the past ten years. Most recently, Hastings College placed 12th at AFA-NIET 2017.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With more than 60 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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