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WKU Forensics Team members qualify for national tourneys

The weekend of Nov. 12-13 WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Lebanon, Illinois, to take part in two tournaments hosted by McKendree University, qualifying several members for the April national tournaments.

Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed Nov. 12-13 at McKendree University.

Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed Nov. 12-13 at McKendree University.

Next weekend, the team will travel to Jefferson City, Tennessee, for two tournaments co-hosted by Carson-Newman University and Belmont University.

Results from the McKendree University “City of Cedars and Forensics Roots” Swing Tournaments are as follows:

  • Sam Moore, a junior from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation and tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Sean Diaz) at the McKendree tournament; tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the Alumni tournament.
  • Casey Child, a sophomore from Taylor Mill, tournament champion in prose interpretation and sixth in duo interpretation (with Mackenzie Birkey) at the McKendree tournament; tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Mackenzie Birkey) at the Alumni tournament.
  • Sean Diaz, a junior from El Paso, Texas, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Sam Moore) and fifth in prose interpretation at the McKendree tournament.
  • Matt Wisenden, a sophomore from Moorhead, Minnesota, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation at the Alumni tournament.
  • Eli Lamb, a freshman from Leesburg, Georgia, sixth in informative speaking at the McKendree tournament.
  • Claire Champagne, a freshman from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, fourth in persuasive speaking at the McKendree tournament; fourth in persuasive speaking at the Alumni tournament.
  • Mackenzie Birkey, a junior from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Casey Child) at the Alumni tournament; sixth in duo interpretation (with Casey Child) at the McKendree tournament.
  • Emily Falica, a freshman from Scottsville, sixth in extemporaneous speaking at the McKendree tournament.

More: Check out the WKU Forensics Facebook page or follow @wkuforensics on Twitter.

Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340

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