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NSU Speech and Debate Team headed to national tournament

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – Nine members of the Northern State University Speech and Debate Team will travel to the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament this week.

 

The tournament will be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on March 21-23. Students attending are Sabrina Mount, Mina Solinger, Julia Wold, Yoonjung Jang, Joshua Hinkemeyer, Michael Newman, Jordan Abu-Sirriya, Jon Dunnick and Corey Klatt.


The team recently returned from the South Dakota Interstate Forensics Association’s state forensics tournament. Students did very well on the state level and in the combined tournament with North Dakota, said Dr. Anthony Wachs, NSU assistant professor of speech and director of forensics.


Combined Tournament

At the SDIFA/NDISL combined tournament, NSU took third place as a team. Individual results were as follows:

 

Impromptu: Melinda Quade, sixth

 

Informative: Yoonjung Jang, fifth


Prose: Joshua Hinkemeyer, first; Mina Solinger, second


Slam Poetry: Anadia Rockey, second

 

Program Oral Interpretation: Sabrina Mount, second

 

Dramatic Interpretation: Mina Solinger, fourth; Joshua Hinkemeyer, sixth

 

Poetry: Anadia Rockey, fourth.

 

Parliamentary Debate: Kaitlin Fuerstenau/Michael Newman, first; Sabrina Mount/Joshua Hinkemeyer: quarterfinalists


Teams in attendance: North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Mayville, University of Mary, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

 

SDIFA Tournament

At the SDIFA tournament, NSU took second place as a team. Individual results were as follows:


Impromptu: Melinda Quade, fourth

 

Prose: Joshua Hinkemeyer, first; Mina Solinger, second

 
Program Oral Interpretation: Sabrina Mount, first

 

Dramatic Interpretation: Mina Solinger, second


Poetry: Anadia Rockey, first

 

Parliamentary Debate: Kaitlin Fuerstenau/Michael Newman, first; Sabrina Mount/Joshua Hinkemeyer, quarterfinalists


Teams in attendance: South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology