Tarrant County College Forensics Teams Earn Top Honors at Newbie Novice Tournament

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sep. 28, 2011)

The Tarrant County College Trinity River and Northeast campuses Forensics Teams captured top honors at the Newbie Novice Speech and Debate Tournament at Northeast Campus in Hurst Sept. 23-25.

In their first competition, Trinity River’s 10-member Honey Badgers team was the first place Debate Sweepstakes winner and finished third place overall.

Other Trinity River debate winners were in Parliamentary Debate:  John Sims and Stephanie Darnell, first place, and Kristin Taylor and David Ross, third place; and in Overall Debate Speaker: Kristin Taylor, first place, and David Ross, fourth place.

Trinity River students winning individual events were John Sims, first place in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Katie Hurrell, sixth place in Program Oral Interpretation.

Northeast had two individual winners. Alexander Alatorre took fourth place in Informative Speaking and Rafael Gonzalez placed sixth in Impromptu Speaking.

A total of 83 students competed in 172 total event entries. Other schools present were Central Texas College, Howard Payne University, San Antonio College, San Jacinto College North, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Southern University, Tyler Junior College and University of the Southwest.

Phil Morgan and Irene Thrower are the Trinity River coaches. Northeast coaches are Lisa Benedetti, Jacob Cabe, Paulinda Krug, Sean Stewart and Stephen Thomas.

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