Students place second and third in speech and debate tournament

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/17/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate took second and third place at the Collegiate Forensic Association Winter Tournament. The competition, held at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., took place Jan. 27 and 28.

Sophomore Josh Campbell competed in dramatic duo and impromptu speaking, and he placed fifth in Lincoln-Douglas policy debate with a 3-1 record. Sophomore Tyler Ohrn placed second overall in Lincoln-Douglas policy debate and extemporaneous speaking. He compiled a perfect 4-0 record in preliminary rounds and lost on a 2-1 decision in the championship round.

Sophomore Carl Travis placed third in single dramatic interpretation with first and fifth place rankings in preliminary rounds. He also competed in poetry interpretation and parliamentary debate. Senior Cindie Menges competed in parliamentary debate and communication analysis.

The team placed sixth in team sweepstakes. Other schools that participated included Fayetteville State University, Randolph-Macon College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bloomsburg University, Furman University, Alderson-Broaddus College and Shepherd University.

Kim Korcsmaros, instructor of communication studies, serves as the director of forensics at WVU Parkersburg. She is assisted by Mary Beth Held, instructor of communication studies.

 

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