Debate team wins state championship at OFA novice tournament and students earn honors in individual events
The Muskingum University debate team won the
state championship at the Ohio Forensics Association State Novice and
Interstate Individual Events Tournament, held recently at Ohio
University in Athens.
Muskingum’s debate team members are Beth Ford ’17
and Carter Brown ’16. In addition, both earned honors as Individual
Parliamentary Debate Speakers, with Brown earning first place and Ford
earning third place.
In the individual events categories of competition, the following students took honors:
Ohio Forensics Association Novice Awards
Carter Brown ’16:
First place in Trithon (highest scores in three genres of individual events competition)
Second place in Rhetorical Criticism
Fifth place in Prose
Third place in Impromptu
Beth Ford ’17:
Cody Pettit ’17:
Third place in Trithon (highest scores in three genres of individual events competition)
Sixth place in Persuasion
Second place in Poetry
Fifth place in Persuasion
Fifth place in Impromptu
Interstate Individual Events Tournament Awards
The Muskingum team won first place sweepstakes in
the Focus Division and Erica Canter ’15 and Carter Brown ’16 earned
fourth place in Improvisational Duet Acting.
Erica Canter ’15:
First place in Junior Varsity Prose
Fourth place in Varsity After Dinner Speaking
Fifth place in Varsity Persuasion
Jamie Graves ’15:
Second place in Junior Varsity Poetry
Fifth place in Poetry Slam
Muskingum was competing against teams from Ohio
University, the University of Akron, Marietta College, Cedarville
University, Heidelberg University, Miami University, Eastern Michigan
University, Butler University and Ivy Tech Community College.
The director of forensics at Muskingum is Instructor of Communication Rachel Pollock.