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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Nov. 14, 2011

Forensics team places sixth at Central Missouri tournament

The Northwest Missouri State University forensics team placed fifth while competing with teams across the country at the Missouri Mule Tournament, Nov. 4-6.

Carl Stafford, a senior speech and theatre education major from St. Louis, led the team, placing in three events during the weekend. Stafford nabbed first place in prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation. He also nabbed top four finishes in program of oral interpretation and poetry interpretation.

In addition, Taylor Weatherly, a freshman speech and theatre education major from Kansas City, Mo., placed fifth in program of oral interpretation, and Zach Haffecke, a junior speech communication major from Princeton, placed fifth in informative speaking. The tournament marked the first time both had qualified for the final rounds.

Haiden Brand, freshman pre-nursing major from Lincoln, Neb., placed sixth in dramatic interpretation. 

For more information about the Northwest forensics team, “like” its Facebook page.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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