The KWU debate and forensics team was in action the past two weekends, competing Oct. 18-20 in the Carnegie Mule Tournament, held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., and at the Oct. 25-26 Cowtown Classic at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
At Central Missouri, the team of first-year students Abby Wray (Wichita, Kan.) and Madi Mitchell (Mulvane, Kan.) won the novice division of parliamentary debate and finished third and second, respectively, in parliamentary debate speaker awards. In forensic and individual events, the Coyotes saw success as well, with Wray finishing at the top novice in extemporaneous speaking (fifth overall), second in poetry interpretation and fourth in pentathlon. Mitchell was the top novice in communication analysis and senior Cassity Morlan (Kechi, Kan.) finished sixth in poetry interpretation.
At TCU, Morlan teamed with sophomore Bryce Boyd (Oklahoma City, Okla.) to win the tournament’s championship in parliamentary debate. Boyd also finished third in the parliamentary debate speaker awards.
In forensics and individual events, Boyd won the informative speaking portion of the tournament, finished third in extemporaneous speaking and was third in impromptu speaking. Wray finished second in poetry interpretation, third in informative speaking and fourth in prose interpretation, while Morlan was sixth in prose interpretation.
The team is now off until December, when it resumes action at the Cameron Christmas Classic in Lawton, Okla.