Forensics Team Ends Season with Wins at Nationals
Forensics Team Brings Back Awards
The Casper College Forensics team recently returned from the 2019 Phi Rho Phi National Forensics Tournament with both individual and team awards. Pictured front row, (l-r) Jae Fletcher and Chloe Adkins, both of Boxelder, South Dakota, Hannah Arnold, Lander, Wyoming; and Izzy Garcia, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Back row (l-r): Thayne Macy, Carter Dunn, and Kaelan Rodriguez all of Casper. Casper College photo.
The Casper College Forensics team recently returned from the 2019 Phi Rho Phi National Forensics Tournament with both individual and team awards.
“The coaching staff couldn’t be prouder of these students. All of their talents and hard work shined bright against the nation’s top two-year forensics competitors. This tournament, and this activity, are not for the weak of heart and our students proved to us during this national tournament that they deserve to be considered among the very best,” said Doug Hall forensics team head coach and communication instructor.
Individually, Carter Dunn, Casper, was a gold medalist in extemporaneous speaking, and impromptu speaking, and a gold medalist and top speaker in international public debate. In the international public debate category, Dunn beat out 156 other debaters. He received a bronze medal in informative speaking and third place out of more than 350 students in the Bovero-Tabor Individual Sweepstakes.
Jae Fletcher, Boxelder, South Dakota, was a gold medalist and top speaker in international public debate and finished as the third top speaker in international public debate.
Chloe Adkins, also from Boxelder, was a gold medalist and top speaker in international public debate.
Thayne Macy, Casper, was a bronze medalist in both international public debate and extemporaneous speaking.
Izzy Garcia, Cheyenne, Wyoming, received a bronze medal in impromptu speaking.
Overall the team took silver medals in debate events and overall, and a bronze medal in individual events.
Hall was also recognized at the nationals with the Phi Rho Phi Service Award for his service to Phi Rho Phi during his time as a student and in the past six years as a coach. “It is special, and I’m flattered to have won it,” said Hall.
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