Evangel.edu -- Evangel University’s Forensics team members were recognized with 20 awards at the 2018 Public Communication Speech & Debate League (PCSDL) national tournament April 7-8.
The awards included two individual first-place awards earned by Cecilia Corbin, a freshman psychology major from Branson, as well as second place in all three sweepstakes categories.
Fox 5’s Elizabeth Fry placed third in both the radio broadcasting category and in her submission of a scholarly research paper.
Corbin took first place in Interviewing, a competition designed to give students the opportunity to sharpen their questioning, job interviewing and resume writing skills. She also took first place in Slam Poetry, where contestants presented three original poetry compositions spread across three rounds.
“We have several students in their first year of collegiate forensics; some are even new to the program this semester,” said Dr. Mark B. Kelton, forensics coach and professor of communication at Evangel University.
“This tournament was a great first-tournament experience, since it evens the playing field with events that are new to most everyone. I am proud of our students,” said Kelton.