Louisiana College Debate Team participated in Florida debate tournament

March 16th, 2007

Two Louisiana College novice debaters tied for third place in their division of the Marks Invitational Debate Tournament hosted by the University of West Florida in Pensacola on March 2nd – 4th.

Rachael Melancon, a Lafayette freshman, and Kris Lee, a Shreveport sophomore, both moved to the semi-final round from the preliminary debates. Melancon dropped her round on a 2-1 decision to Mallory Bonnette of Louisiana Tech University, while Lee lost 2-1 to Rani Cooper of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Melancon was ranked as the top speaker in the novice division. Lee is a recent member of the Debate squad, and he is also the quarterback for the Wildcat Football team.

The LC varsity division entries did not advance from the six preliminary rounds. Representing LC were Ethan Boothe, a Harrisonburg sophomore; Jeffery Boystun, a Dry Prong sophomore; Allison Steed, a Pearl River sophomore and Haley Treas, a Sulpher senior.

Louisiana College placed fourth among the schools participating.