Northwestern State University’s Speech and Debate Team competed at the Golden Eagle Invitational at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., last weekend. Team members are Jett Hayes of Lake Charles, Kelsey Jordan of Winnfield, Drew Chesher of Anacoco and Alice Wilson of Ball. The team earned 3rd place in terms of winning percentage. Results are as follows.
Hayes and Jordan were semifinalists in Team Debate, losing to last year’s national champions. This was the first time Hayes and Jordan debated as a team and the first for Hayes to debate at all.
Hayes went 2-4 in his first time debating individually.
Jordan was a semifinalist in Individual Debate and 5th Best Speaker in Novice, bringing home a total of three trophies.
Chesher was a semifinalist in JV and first place speaker in JV.
Wilson judged 15 different rounds and helped with prep. her first tournament.
Dr. Davina McClain, team sponsor, accompanied the team to the competition and arranged meals.
Photo: From left are Drew Chesher, Alice Wilson, Kelsey Jordan and Jett Hayes.