Debate Team News

March 10th, 2009




Pineville, LA The Louisiana College debate team recently returned from a tournament at Henderson State University in Arkansas where LC took Sweepstakes for overall performance. They were 3rd out of about 10 schools that entered from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, and Mississippi. Two debate team members placed in the novice division and one in the varsity.  Freshman, Dustin Carter, was awarded 5th speaker overall in his division and Victory Greenhouse won 4th place speaker in the same division.  Additionally, in the varsity division, sophomore, Lucas Moncada, advanced to octo- finalist.

Last weekend, the debate team competed in a tournament at LSU-Alexandria, where senior, Kris Lee, and junior, Eric Puckett, competed in team debate and freshman, Stephanie Baer, competed and placed 3rd in two individual events: impromptu speaking and persuasive speaking.  In the novice division, junior, Courtney Hamilton finished as a semi-finalist and freshman, Travis Kiewer, finished as an octo-finalist. In varsity debate, Kris Lee advanced to octo-finalist and Lucas Moncada won 5th speaker in the division.    

Next week, the LC debate team will compete at the University of Central Arkansas and then wrap up the semester at the National Tournament at LSU-Shreveport the first weekend of April.