Strong Showing for Forensic & Debate Team at Season Opener

| October 6, 2014
First tournament of the season yielded 6th place for junior Bri Jones in programmed oral interpretation, and 4th place for freshman Kirby Weber in after-dinner speaking.

The Gorloks’ first tournament of the season yielded a 6th place for junior Bri Jones in programmed oral interpretation, and 4th place for freshman Kirby Weber in after-dinner speaking.

The Webster University Forensic and Debate Team traveled two students to its opening weekend of the 2014-15 season. The team attended the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Tournament at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Bri Jones, a junior speech communication studies major, placed 6th in programmed oral interpretation. Freshman speech communication studies major Kirby Weber was successful at her first collegiate tournament, placing 4th and winning top novice honors in after-dinner speaking.

Director of Forensics, Scott Jensen, coordinated tabulation management for the tournament. “We are re-building our program this year,” noted Jensen. “We have only three returning students from last year, so we approached this season with the attitude that we are starting over with several new faces that will be the future of the program. This was a great start. Two of our hardest workers earned awards in the events they have devoted a great deal of time getting ready for competition. It was the perfect reinforcement.”

The team’s next competition is Oct. 17-19 at University of Central Missouri. They will finish the fall with tournaments at Florida State College in November, and on campus as part of the Study Break Debate Tournament in December.

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