Northwest Missouri State University Forensics Team,
the Speaking Bearcats, competed in their first meet of the year. The Speaking Bearcats traveled to Hutchinson,
Kansas to compete at two tournaments hosted on the campus of Hutchinson
Community College the weekend of September 24-25.
Twenty-two schools from across the region were in attendance, including nationally ranked programs University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Doane College.
“Judges consistently commented on the quality of the presentations and the natural talent of the performers that would only improve over the course of the season,” said Brian Swafford, first year coach of the Speaking Bearcats.
Individual participation from the Hutchinson Community College Forensics Tournament:
Taylor Cayce, a sophomore from Kansas City, took an
Jamar Mullins, a freshman from St. Louis, paired
with Taylor Cayce in parliamentary debate.
Samantha Stone, a sophomore from Independence,
paired with Taylor Weatherly in Dramatic DUO Interpretation and took a Poetry
Taylor Weatherly, a sophomore from Kansas City,
paired with Samantha in Dramatic DUO Interpretation and took a Poetry program.
The Speaking Bearcats’ next competition will be the
weekend of October 7-8 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
Check back here for more updates next week!