The Maverick Speech and Debate Hosts the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Tournament
[Minnesota State Univesity, Mankato Feb. 17-18]- The Maverick Speech and Debate team hosted the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association (MCFA) State tournament at Minnesota State University, Mankato. They competed against eight other teams from across the state, including the University of Minnesota, Concordia College, St. Cloud State University, and Southwest Minnesota State University. Not only did the Mavericks earn second place in the state as a team, but they also qualified for two of the four persuasive speeches to the prestigious Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) competition in April at the University of Texas at Austin!
Here are your Winners!
- James Ziegeweid - STATE CHAMPION in Impromptu Speaking, 2nd Place in Oratory (qualifying for the Interstate Oratorical Association tournament), 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking, 5th Place in After Dinner Speaking, and 4th Place in Duo Interpretation w/ Alex Menne!
- Mary Burshem - STATE CHAMPION in Oratory (qualifying for the Interstate Oratorical Association tournament)!
- Alexandra Menne - STATE CHAMPION in Prose Interpretation, 4th Place in Oratory, and 4th Place in Duo Interpretation w/ James Ziegeweid!
- Ali McNamara - 3rd Place in Oratory (alternate for the Interstate Oratorical Association tournament), 5th Place in Informative Speaking, and 5th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking (qualifying for the NFA National tournament!)
- Emma Roggeman - 2nd Place in Programmed Oral Interpretation (qualifying for the NFA National tournament) and 6th Place in Poetry Interpretation!
- Ellie Meier E Meier - 2nd Place in Communication Analysis and 7th Place in After Dinner Speaking!
- Tristan Xiong- 3rd Place in Programmed Oral Interpretation and 5th Place in Poetry Interpretation!
- Cecelia Anderson and Roshit Niraula - Semifinalists in Parliamentary Debate!
Mavericks take 2nd Place in Open Entry Combined (Speech and Debate) Team Sweepstakes!