of Edwin is the weekly newsletter of the Edwin Lawrence Debate Union
at the University of Vermont, an endowed co-curricular program which
trains students in debating and sponsors national competition and community
events. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345
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Eight LDU teams descended
on the Marist tournament this weekend and emerged with considerable success.
Five of the eight teams reached the elimination rounds, six debaters received
speaker awards, and many debaters in a division above their level of eligibility
had strong showings. The LDU had a 27-27 record for the weekend.
The varsity debaters tried different partnerships as Shawn Wilkerson debated with Shane Egizi and Aaron Fishbone debated with Anthony Pagan. Both teams reached the varsity elimination rounds, and both teams triumphed in their quarterfinal pairings, and then both teams lost split decisions in their semifinal debates to both finish third in the tournament. Meanwhile, novice and JV debaters also did well in varsity debate, with novices Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell reaching the quarterfinal round, while at the same time JV debaters Jen Knops and novice debater Aby Trebilcock also reached the varsity quarterfinal round. Other varsity teams included JV debaters Meredith Parmett and Casey Gervais at 3-3 and novice David Moss and JV Duane Compton who finished 2-4.
In Novice debate Claudia Greenman and Wendy O'Connor were 5-1 before losing in their quarterfinal debate, Meanwhile novice debaters Sanjeev Yadav and Nat Sillin were 3-3.
LDU debaters winning speaker awards in varsity included Shawn Wilkerson (3rd), Aaron Fishbone (5th), Jennifer Knops (6th), Anthony Pagan (8th), and Meredith Parmett (10th) In novice Claudia Greenman was 6th.
Many thanks to Marist Director of Forensics Maxwell Schnurer (LDU alum) for hosting us!
At America's largest invitational high school debate tournament, held in Atlanta at Emory University, UVM coach Alfred C. Snider was honored twice by Emory for his service to debate. At the Thursday evening banquet naming the governor of Georgia "Georgia Speaker of the Year" Snider was presented with a "Friend of Forensics" plaque for his assistance to the Emory program over the last 25 years. At the Saturday Coaching Luncheon Snider received the prestigious Paul Slappey Award for Promoting Diversity in Debate presented to a coach who brings debate opportunities to new populations. Both handsome awards now reside in the Edwin W. Lawrence room at UVM.
VARSITY: Aaron Fishbone
& Shawn Wilkerson (UVM/CCV), Anthony Pagan & Shane Egizi, Grace Hardy & Mark
Douglas (Middlebury), JV: Lisbeth Robinson & Charles Hoag, Jillian Marty &
Vilasa Campbell, Meredith Parmett & Casey Gervais, Duane Compton & David Moss,
Aby Trebilcock & Jennifer Knops (UVM/CCV), Novice: Adam Gana & Jill Witney,
Nick Soverel & Theresa Hill, Wendy O'Connor & Claudia Greenman, Nat Sillin
& NEEDS A PARTNER, Judges: Jackie Massey, Greta Lockwood, Jeff Nichelson,
Samuel Young, WE NEED ANOTHER JUDGE!
BRING SLEEPING BAG, PILLOW, AND TOWEL!
1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%
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