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Sarah Snider & Helen Morgan ---------- Jordan Clark & DELETED
Justin Parmett, Jackie Massey, Raelynn Schwartz ------ Lisa Heller & Maxwell Schnurer (former LDU partners)
Over 138 debate teams gathered in Maryland at Towson University this last weekend for the annual Chesapeake Classic, JV Nationals, and Novice Nationals. The LDU collected a 22-18 record and all teams put in a solid showing.
In the Novice Nationals division the team of DELETED '99 and Jordan Clark '00 finished NINTH IN THE NATION. In the elimination rounds they bested the University of Richmond 3-0 before losing to Vanderbilt 3-0. Allana Alexander was recognized as the #20 NOVICE DEBATER IN THE NATION. She and Kenan Osmanovic finished 3-4 along with Peter Winfield and Aaron Fishbone.
In the varsity division no school was more dominant that Vermont. Raelynn Schwartz and Justin Parmett were 4-3 in prelims, and then scored 3-0 victories over Kansas State and Middle Tennessee before losing in the final 2-1 to George Mason University, to finish SECOND in the tournament. Meanwhile, Sarah Snider and Helen Morgan were 6-1 in prelims and were given byes into the semifinal round, where they lost 3-0 to George Mason, thus finishing THIRD in the tournament. Sarah was the SECOND speaker in the tournament, Helen was the FOURTH, and Raelynn was the SEVENTH.
In related news, two LDU alumni were named as the top two out of 92 judges at the tournament in a ballot by students. Lisa Heller, now coach at the University of Richmond, and Maxwell Schnurer, now coach at Pittsburgh, collected the honors. Another LDU alum, Paul Kerr, now at South Carolina, was 8th.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
MAILING & POT LUCK SUPPER AT JUSTIN'S
CEDA NATIONALS: MORGAN-SNIDER, FISHBONE-WINFIELD, LOCKWOOD-OSMANOVIC. COACHES: SNIDER, MASSEY, MILLER, McKNIGHT.
PREPARATION WEEK: Fishbone Tues on, Winfield Mon on, Snider Sun on, Morgan Sun on, Kenan Sun on, Greta Sun on.
Jackie Massey models the fashion rage of the debate community!
Dark blue hooded sweatshirts, front pockets, front zipper, "SILENCE IS COMPLICITY" on the front, "Replacing Weapons with Words - Vermont Debate" on the back. $22 EACH. XXL is $24. SEND YOUR CHECK TODAY (PAYABLE TO A.C. SNIDER) AND EMAIL US YOUR SHIRT SIZE!
WATERMAN MANOR, 5:30 PM RECEPTION ON BALCONY, 6:15 PM DINNER, OVER BY 8:30 PM. ALL FRIENDS, ALUMS, SUPPORTERS WELCOME TO OUR CELEBRATION OF 1998-99! JUSTIN IS THE MENU AND EVENT COORDINATOR.
PLANS ARE TAKING SHAPE FOR A PUBLIC DEBATE IN APRIL (WED. 7 PM) OVER THE ISSUE OF US LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD. TWO OPPOSING PROFESSORS WILL BE TEAMED WITH TWO OPPOSING LDU STUDENTS. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS. Venue: Tuna; Participants: Justin, Rae, Jackie, Kenan. Sarah is the event coordinator.
MOVEMENT CO-OPTATION & VIOLENCE