The University of Kentucky Forensics Team placed first at the Southeast Regional Parliamentary Debate Championship on Saturday March 1st. This tournament, held at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, featured competition in parliamentary debate from across the southeastern region of the United States. In addition to winning the overall sweepstakes award, teams from UK took the championship title in both the varsity and novice divisions of competition.
The following successes contributed to the team’s excellent performance this weekend:
Varsity Parliamentary Debate 1st Place – Abel Rodriguez III and Logan Hurley Semifinalists – Zach Shinall and Dianté Elcock
Novice Parliamentary Debate 1st Place – Brynne Reilly and Sam Northrup
Parliamentary Debate Speaking Awards 2nd Place Varsity Speaker – Zach Shinall 3rd Place Varsity Speaker – Abel Rodriguez III 5th Place Varsity Speaker – Sam Northrup 5th Place Novice Speaker – Brynne Reilly
This competition was UK’s final regular season tournament of this academic year. UK Forensics Team’s next competition will be Pi Kappa Delta’s national comprehensive tournament March 20th-23rd in Indianapolis, IN. Go Cats!