For Immediate Release
February 25, 2014
The Fighting Smelt ranked fourth out of 13 two-year and four-year colleges and universities from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, competing at the tournament. They were bolstered by outstanding performances in individual speaking events and debate.
Marty Kay, a freshman from Kelso, placed first in Open Division After Dinner Speaking. Rosse Rodriguez, a sophomore from Longview, placed first in Novice Division Informative Speaking. Erin Mastoras, a sophomore from Medford, OR placed second in Novice Division Persuasive Speaking. Tyler Stewart, a freshman from Longview, WA finished third in Novice Division Extemporaneous Speaking.
In debate, Rodriguez was the gold medalist in Novice Division International Public Debate after finishing the preliminary rounds with a 3 win and 2 loss record. She defeated a debater from College of Southern Idaho in the bronze round and a debater from Lane Community College in the gold round. Bonnie Ellis, a freshman from Cathlamet, was a bronze medalist in Novice Division Public Debate. She finished with a 3 win and 2 loss record in the preliminary rounds but lost to a debater from Whitworth University in the bronze round.
For additional information contact:
Dr. Daniel Schabot, Director of Forensics/Speech Communication, firstname.lastname@example.org.