Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:00 am - Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:00 pm
Cerritos College

This past weekend (Nov 30- Dec 2), the Point Loma Speech and Debate team won Second Place in Tournament Sweepstakes at the PSCFA Fall Championship in the Four Year College division.  This semester ending tournament held at Cerritos College had over 35 colleges and universities competing, including schools such as UCLA, SDSU, Chapman, Biola, APU, and many of the Cal State Universities, as well a good number of extremely well coached community college teams.  The PLNU debate team of James Wilson and Christopher Danks were named Champions of the highest division of parliamentary debate.  Thanks for your continued interest in and support of PLNU Forensics.

Here are the specific awards earned by our students:

NFA Lincoln Douglas Debate
Christopher Danks - Silver Medal
Stephanie Haas -  Bronze Medal
Emily Shaffer - Bronze Medal
Casey Graves - Bronze Medal
Sydney Awakuni -  Bronze Medal
James Wilson - Bronze Medal

Open Parliamentary Debate Teams
Christopher Danks and James Wilson -  Gold Medal MacLean Andrews and Haley Courtney - Silver Medal Casey Graves and Daniel Frank - Silver Medal Sydney Awakuni and Daniel Robert Spencer - Bronze Medal

Following the Gold Medal round in the Open Division of Parliamentary debate four teams remained from PLNU, Long Beach State, El Camino College and San Diego State. PLNU and SDSU advanced through their semi-final rounds, and PLNU defeated SDSU on a split decision in the Final round to be named tournament champions.

Open Parliamentary Debate Speaker Awards:
Christopher Danks - 3rd Place Speaker
James Wilson - 5th Place Speaker  

Individual Events Awards:
James Wilson - Open Extemporaneous 5th Place Sydney Awakuni - Open Extemporaneous 4th Place Daniel Robert Spencer - Open Impromptu 7th Place,  Junior Poetry Interpretation Finalist Haley Courtney - Open Dramatic Interpretation 5th Place Brandon West - Junior After Dinner Speaking Finalist Olivia Neidhart - Novice Persuasive Finalist Hannah Andrade - Novice Prose Interpretation Finalist  , Novice Impromptu Finalist Mandy Lira - Novice Dramatic Interpretation Finalist