Debate team wins three speaker awards at tournament

November 11, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Johnson County Community College debate team picked up three speaker awards and a top-seed designation at a tournament hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma-Edmond Nov. 7 and 8.

The team of Lilith Moore and Nathaniel Peat earned the top overall seed in the junior varsity division after finishing the preliminary rounds with a 5 - 1 record. They had victories over teams from the University of Oklahoma, North Texas University, the University of Texas-Dallas, Trinity University and the University of Houston. In elimination rounds, they lost in the semifinals of the tournament and finished in third place.

The team also won three individual speaker awards. In the junior varsity division, Moore was recognized as the second overall speaker and Peat was the sixth overall speaker. In the varsity division, Daniel Plott was selected as the seventh overall speaker.

This tournament marks the end of travel for the fall semester. As a whole, the team traveled to seven tournaments, won 10 individual and team awards, and earned two bids to the National Forensic Association (NFA-LD) National Tournament in March.

The team will now have a short rest before beginning the second semester with back-to-back tournaments in Texas over winter break.