CC Forensics Team Takes Gold; Hall Named Outstanding Coach

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

The Casper College Forensics Team, under the direction of Douglas Hall, brought back a number of gold wins from the Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, while Hall was recognized as the outstanding coach for Region III.

“The team represented the school exceptionally well,” said Hall. Representing the team were Chloe Adkins, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Carter Dunn and Mary Schroer both of Casper. The three competed in four events each at the national tournament. “Of those 12 events, seven of them advanced to the semifinal round of competition, and three of those seven advanced to the finals,” Hall noted.

Adkins took two golds; one in extemporaneous speaking international, and public debate. Dunn won silver in public debate and a bronze international in extemporaneous speaking. Schroer took bronze in three events: program oral interpretation, prose interpretation, and speech to entertain.

“As a team, we competed in the ‘small entry’ Hindman division and did quite well, taking gold in individual events and overall and silver in debate,” said Hall, adding, “It was a great tournament for Casper College and a great season overall.”

In addition to the team’s winnings, Hall received the Collie-Taylor Fellowship Award given to the outstanding coach from each region at the national tournament. Marisela Burgos, Greybull, Wyoming, received the Warren-Dahlin, also known as the Student Fellowship Award, given to the outstanding student from each region at the national tournament who exhibit the finest qualities of fellowship. Students attending the national tournament voted for both awards.

Casper College belongs to Region III, which includes Arizona, Colorado, El Paso, Texas, Southern Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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