University of the Pacific Tournament
We took a portion of the PLNU Speech and Debate team up to Stockton last weekend to compete at the University of the Pacific Tournament held November 4-6. Competing with only a portion of our team and going up against over 40 college and university programs from across the county, PLNU came in 5th Place sweepstakes for 4 year universities.
Here are the results of the individual students:
Open Poetry – Haley Courtney – Finalist
Open Impromptu – Sydney Awakuni – Semi Finalist
Novice Impromptu – Kayla Cook – Semi Finalist
Lincoln Douglas Debate:
Open LD debate: – Kasey Graves Octa Finalist
Ben Carney Octa Finalist
Sydney Awakuni Octa Finalist
Junior Division Kasey Graves & Frank Daniel 2nd Place
Open Division Ben Carney and Christy Wright Double Octa Finalists
Debate Speaker Awards:
Frank Daniel Second Place Speaker in Junior Division
Kasey Graves Eleventh Speaker in Junior Division
This was the toughest field of competition that we have hit this year, and the team came together well. Alumni David and Kruckenberg and Ian Sharples were extremely helpful.
Most of the team will be competing this Saturday and Sunday at the Grossmont Griffin Gate tournament here in town. We look forward to seeing many other alumni there.