Debate Team Competes at HSU

September 23rd, 2009

             Pineville, LA…The Louisiana College debate team recently competed in the largest debate tournament in the history of Henderson State University.  LC’s young squad travelled to HSU in Arkadelphia, Arkansas where they went up against colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. 

            In the novice division, sophomore team members, Zach Veulaman and Travis Kliewer advanced to elimination rounds, while Ashley Dufrene, Jesus Carrillo and Dustin Carter advanced to quarter finals.  Additionally, Carter was awarded first place speaker out of fifty-two competitors in his field. In the professional division, debate coach Scot Loyd was a semi finalist.

            “Our novice team has made great progress,” said Loyd, “and will soon be moving into the varsity division and (our) freshman members are looking very good in speaking ability, argumentation and competitiveness.” Loyd went on to say that although the team is relatively young, they are “poised to carry on the winning tradition of LC debate this year and for years to come.”

Next month, the team will compete at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (Oct. 9-11) and LSUA (Oct 23-25).