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
mobile, 802-656-4275 fax, email@example.com
email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html
Shawn Wilkerson & Aaron Fishbone with some of their trophies
The team of Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson reached the elimination rounds at the Heart of America tournament held at the University of Kansas. Long seen as one of the most difficult tournaments held in America and a warm-up for nationals, the tournament reflected their long and difficult struggle to rise into the upper ranks of American varsity policy debate teams. Aaron and Shawn have debated steadily all year and with a tremendous work ethic, never despairing. The two are juniors and did not debate in high school, and in reaching the elimination rounds in Kansas they sent several teams with twice as much debate experience and on debate scholarships to the showers through their victories. They lost their elimination round to Northwestern University in what was said to be an excellent debate. There are always more goals to aim for.
Sarah Jane Snider in November with judging award from Binghamton University
Former LDU debater and now coach Sarah Jane Snider has been nominated to represent the Eastern USA as a judge of the national championship debate at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament to be held in March in Tennessee. Joe Patrice of Columbia was also nominated. Each school in the East will cast a vote to determine who will judge and the other will serve as alternate.
DEPART AT 1 PM FRIDAY
FROM THE DEBATE OFFICE! BRING SLEEPING BAGS AS HOTEL ROOMS MAY BE CROWDED!
Teams: Fishbone-Pagan, Wilkerson-Knops, Moss-Compton, Parmett-Gervais, Robinson-Hoag, Soverel-Hill, Greenman-O'Connor, Marty-Campbell, Gana-Semanie. Coaches: A. Snider, Massey, S. Snider, Lockwood, Nichelson. Judges: Egizi, McDonald, Winfield.
Last Year's Food Line
Students, staff, parents, friends, supporters all invited. We celebrate our year, say farewell to those leaving us, and hand out lots of prize money! Long on fun, short on boring speeches, this is an event you won't want to miss. Location and menu to be announced, but circle it on your calendar now. Wendy O'Connor is in charge of planning.
UVM will be assisting
with the Vermont Debate and Forensic League state debate championship to be
held at Montpelier High School on March 3, 2001. The final rounds of both
novice and varsity debate will be held in the Senate and House Chambers at
the Vermont State House, scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM. Alfred C. Snider will
be tabulating the tournament. Judges are sought. Volunteers include: Aby,
Jen, Vilasa, Jill, Steph, and Wendy. Car pools will be organized.
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1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%
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