The Snow College Forensics Team finished their last tournament of the semester returning with numerous trophies in the varied events. This semester, the team has brought home 33 individual trophies.
In this tournament, Morgan Aldous and Haylee Hunsaker took first place in Worlds Debate; Morgan also took first top speaker in Worlds, third in IPDA Debate, and fourth in Informative Speaking. Haylee took third in After Dinner Speaking, fifth top speaker in Worlds, and was a quarterfinalist in IPDA Debate.
Kasie Bussard and Zane Yarbrough placed second in Parliamentary Debate. Kasie also took first place in Communication Analysis, and was a quarterfinalist in novice IPDA Debate going undefeated in preliminary rounds. Zane also placed third in Prose Interpretation, and third in Duo Interpretation with his partner Shawn McKoy. Shawn also placed fifth in Poetry Interpretation. Lastly, Flor Perez was a quarterfinalist in novice IPDA going undefeated in preliminary rounds as well.
Zane Yarbrough comments “It was a fun but difficult tournament. All the schools there were at their best competition yet. But our team still pulled off a great showing and our hard work truly paid off!”
In every tournament that the forensics team has been to this semester, they have placed top five in sweepstake awards among some of the top schools in the region including Boise State University, Carroll College, and Colorado Christian University.
The forensics team gets no rest. During this break they are only spending more time preparing for the tournaments that will begin once they are back from winter break.