Forensics Team Takes Honors at NIFA Tournament

Congratulations to the Doane Forensics Team for their strong showing at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament, hosted by the University of Nebraska Kearney Feb. 17-18.

It is considered one of the most difficult regular season tournaments in the nation. forensics team photo 2011-12

The team's awards include:
Alyssa Bouc of Valparaiso, first-year student

1st place in Informative Speaking

Winner of the Top Novice Award - she is the first novice in Doane's forensics history to be named a state champion.

Alisha Forbes of Palmer, sophomore

2nd place in Persuasive Speaking

She qualified to compete at the Interstate Oratorical Association's National Contest in Boston April 26-28. Established in 1874, the Interstate Oratorical Association represents the oldest competitive collegiate speaking association in North America. Each year, the top two persuasive speakers in each state are qualified to attend. Speeches from the national competitors each year are assembled and published in a book entitled "Winning Orations." Past participants include William Jennings Bryan, George McGovern and many other distinguished individuals.

Kyle Carroll of Geneva, senior

3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking

5th in Persuasive Speaking

Nominated for the Spirit of NIFA Award, a sportsmanship award

Queeny Pimentel of Omaha, sophomore

4th in Dramatic Interpretation

Erik Buser of Crete, junior

6th in Prose Interpretation

Andrew DeCamp of Lincoln and Tyler Strobl of Guide Rock, first-year students

Top Novice Award in Duo Interpretation

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