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Adounkpe qualifies for national forensics tournament

With a second place finish in Dramatic Interpretation, Eunice Adounkpe, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Her performances at the 2014 Sleet and Snow Swing held at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., on January 18-19, 2014, helped propel the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a third place finish for the weekend overall.

Individual results follow.

The Broncos will travel to Manhattan, Kan., next weekend to compete in the Kansas in Nebraska Swing.

Sleet and Snow Swing, Saturday, January 18:

Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas

Semifinalist, Prose Interpretation

 

Adounkpe

2nd place, Dramatic Interpretation*

4th place, Program of Oral Interpretation

 

Corbin Henk, a sophomore from Doniphan, Neb.

5th place, Communication Analysis

 

Sleet and Snow Swing, Sunday, January 19:

Jose Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb.

5th place, Duo Interpretation with Adounpke

6th place, Dramatic Interpretation

 

Cargile

3rd place, Poetry Interpretation

 

Adounpke

5th place, Duo Interpretation with Jimenez

 

Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

1st place, Program of Oral Interpretation

 

Jess Ayers, a junior from Newcastle, Wyo., and Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Neb.

Semifinalists, Parliamentary Debate

 

Ayers

3rd place speaker, Parliamentary Debate

*This event has qualified for the AFA-NIET.

The Hastings College forensics team has continued a long-running tradition of national competitive success, placing in the top 20 at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) for most of the past ten years, including 16th at AFA 2012 in San Marcos, Texas, and 18th at AFA 2011 in Kearney, Neb.

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