Under the direction of Bohn Lattin, the University of Portland’s Speech and Debate Union competed two weekends ago at the Steve Hunt Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament on the campus of Lewis and Clark College. Congratulations are due to the following UP SDU members on their impressive accomplishments at that speech and debate tournament:
As a whole The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union took 7th place sweepstakes honors in debate. There were 27 competing debate teams.
Katie Wilson (senior political science & Spanish) earned 2nd place in the Senior division of International Public Debate.
Alex Parini (freshman political science) won 2nd place honors in the Junior division of International Public Debate.
Edward Richter (junior political science and philosophy) was a Quarterfinalist in the Junior division of International Public Debate. He was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Speakers.
Lakshmi Diener (junior communication studies) was an Octafinalist in the Junior division of International Public Debate.
Anna Murphy (junior global business) won Top 10 Speaker award in Junior International Public Debate.
Pat Johnson (freshman elementary education) won Top 5 Speaker honors in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking and placed 3rd in Novice Persuasion.