Friday, September 26, 2003 (All day)

The defending National Champion Point Loma Nazarene Speech and Debate team attended its first debate tournaments this past weekend. Here are some results:


El Camino College Tournament:

Three of the four teams we entered in this tournament won Awards of Excellence based on their winning records. No elimination rounds were held. All eight of these students are new forensics recruits to the school, six freshmen and two transfers. Special thanks go to Troy Funk and LeAnn Wiley who served as critics and peer coaches for this tournament. These next generation Pt Loma teams include:

Christina MacKinnon & Mitch Houseman, 3rd Seed in Novice Debate

Joel Day & Kirsten Flewelling, 2nd Seed in Junior Division Debate

Ben Kautzer & Brett Stuart, 3rd Seed in Junior Division Debate

(Novices Jordan Cherry & Ryan Moynihan just missed an award by 1 win)


The following PLNU students also won Top Speaker Honors:

Christina MacKinnon won First Speaker in Novice Debate

Joel Day won Second Speaker in Junior Debate

Kirsten Flewelling won Third Speaker in Junior Debate

Ben Kautzer won Fifth Place Speaker in Junior Debate