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.
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