Forensics team takes third in team sweepstakes at Concordia

The Hastings College Forensics team continued its streak of success October 14-15 at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

The team took third in the sweepstakes on October 14, and had two students place first for the day — Daniel Trevithick of Denver, Colorado, took first in Program Oral Interpretation and Elizabeth Hansen of Fremont, Nebraska, took first in Communication Analysis.

The results from the weekend are as follows.

October 14 results

  • Daniel Trevithick, a first-year student from Denver, Colorado, took first in Program Oral Interpretation and fourth in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Elizabeth Hansen, a sophomore from Fremont, Nebraska, took first in Communication Analysis.
  • Brook McCurdy, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska, placed second in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Kenzie Shofner, a senior from Maple Plain, Minnesota, placed second in Prose Interpretation and second in Persuasive Speaking.

The team took third in team sweepstakes for the day.

October 15 results

  • Elizabeth Hansen, a sophomore from Fremont, Nebraska, took second in Communication Analysis and fifth in Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Brook McCurdy, a sophomore from Hastings, Nebraska, took second in After Dinner Speaking.
  • Carly Spotts-Falzone, a junior from Wayzata, Minnesota, took fifth in Informative Speaking.

‪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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