The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union took full honors in winning the Novice International Public Debate Association debate division at the Northwest Parliamentary Warm-Up Debate Tournament on September 8, 2017, according to Bohn Lattin, communication studies.
Kelsy Smith, psychology and Spanish, took first place; Jesse Barrett, social work, took second place; and Joseph Krietzberg, civil engineering, took third place. In addition, all three placed in the top five novice Speaker’s category. Ryan Reiger, computer science, was a semi-finalist in the Senior/Open division and won the Top Speaker award.
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