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Creighton Speech and Debate Team Achieves Success

Creighton Speech and Debate Team Achieves Success

Creighton University’s speech and debate team received second overall in the Team Sweepstakes at the Nov. 15 Doane College “Nut” Tournament and third place in the University of Nebraska “Go Nuts” Tournament on Nov. 16. The Team Sweepstakes honor is based on overall result totals for each university team in the following categories---dramatic interpretation, extemporaneous, impromptu, informative and persuasive speaking, rhetorical criticism, as well as debate.

The following students won honors at these two recent tournaments:

Dramatic Interpretation
1st - Chris Fowler, Arts and Sciences, junior, Kansas City, Kan.

Extemporaneous Speaking
3rd - John Zimmer, Arts and Sciences, junior, Norfolk, Neb.

Impromptu Speaking
1st - John Zimmer

Informative Speaking
4th - Claire Wolnisty, Arts and Sciences, sophomore, Chandler, Ariz.

Persuasive Speaking
2nd - Claire Wolnisty

Results from the University of Nebraska Go Nuts Tournament: November 16, 2008

Dramatic Interpretation
5th - Sarah Giesler, Arts and Sciences, sophomore, Overland Park, Kan.
7th - Chris Fowler

Extemporaneous Speaking
1st - John Zimmer
5th - Joel Mapes, Arts and Sciences, freshman, North Platte, Neb.

Impromptu Speaking
1st - John Zimmer

Informative Speaking
4th - Claire Wolnisty

Persuasive Speaking
6th - Claire Wolnisty

Rhetorical Criticism
3rd - Claire Wolnisty

Information on other team placements and additional information is available at http://www.creighton.edu/groups/forensics/.